Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 10:57 AM
High-tech medical cannabis delivery companies are racing to take marketshare in the Bay Area’s advanced and influential pot economy.
Today, San Francisco-based delivery leader Eaze
announced that it will begin serving patients in the city of Oakland. Starting this morning, Eaze promises to drop your order wherever you and your smartphone are located, in under 20 minutes. (We've gotten drops in 10 minutes
.) You pay in cash. Eaze powers the online menu and driver dispatching, while the bud, extracts, and edibles all come from a regional collective.
Adding Oakland comes after months of service in Berkeley, Alameda, and Emeryville. Eaze has also spread to San Diego and Los Angeles — serving a total of 82 cities, up from just a handful in February.
In April, Eaze announced that it had raised $10 million in venture capital funding to rapidly expand its service footprint. Rapper Snoop Dogg is reportedly an investor. For the homebound, Eaze offers telemedicine recommendations through its new Eaze.MD
Eaze isn’t the only one rushing around the East Bay. Meadow
competes with a wider menu, and also offers telemedicine. Flow Kana
's edge is artisanal small-batch sungrown buds. More traditional delivery collectives like Berkeley’s C.R.A.F.T.
carry only top-shelf. Many dispensaries also run their own deliveries, and Harborside has started to use Green Rush