Medical marijuana delivery might be coming to your university, assuming of course you attend the University of Washington in Seattle. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, two 19-year-old students at the university plan to launch a smartphone application next month that will let you "get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep." Trippy, right?
The app is called Canary, and its makers, Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia, describe it as "Uber for marijuana." In case you are not aware, Uber is a ride-sharing service that connects passengers with drivers. It's like a taxi for smartphones, except that it's more convenient and significantly cheaper. Plus, it operates entirely through your smartphone, meaning you don't have to speak to an annoying dispatcher.
Canary will function similarly to Uber, except that instead of taking you from point A to point B, drivers will deliver grade-A marijuana nuggets directly to your home within an hour of you placing an order. Neat, huh?
Now comes the bad news. You will need to be a legal medical marijuana cardholder to use the application:
"We check. We do some double verification that is required of medical-marijuana patients. They have to take a picture of the card and also present it upon arrival."However, if you have this card, then you get the benefit of being able to choose from a variety of strains like Blueberry Yum Yum, Ballsack, Sour Diesel, Mango Kush, or OG Kush (Canary will not necessarily have THESE strains on deck).
Plus, Tullis and Vakharia also plan to include popular "Munchies" on their menu, because smoking marijuana without munchies is obviously a really bad idea.
So what inspired Tullis and Vakharia to create a marijuana delivery service? They arrived at the somewhat kooky idea after it occurred to them that Washington's burgeoning marijuana movement would mix very well with the growing need for on-demand services.
According to KTVU, the pair then pitched the idea at a conference sponsored by information technology news company TechCrunch. Investors loved the pitch, and voilà, the pair now plan to expand the app (which technically hasn't even launched yet) to Denver, Colorado, and eventually California.
So there you have it. Our apologies to those of you who are not from Washington (or Denver or California), but hey, times are changing, so keep your fingers crossed, because a medical marijuana delivery service could eventually show up at your university!
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