Of Course There’s An App For Getting Medical Marijuana Delivered To Your Doorstep In L.A.

As marijuana becomes legal in a growing list of states, whether recreationally or for medical reasons, it would make sense that consumers living in those areas would turn to technology to get the products they want. After all, who actually calls the delivery place on the phone to get dinner anymore? Calling a cab, how quaint! So to fill that technology need, a California company has set its app up to offer medical marijuana delivery.

The smartphone app comes from a company called NestDrop that started delivery alcohol via smartphones in California, reports USA Today, using in-app ordering and payment process, unlike other services that use mobile sites.

Lest any sneaky consumers think they can trick an innocent delivery person into bringing them drugs they shouldn’t legally have, the app will only work for Los Angeles-area customers who upload a photo of their ID, medical marijuana card or doctor’s recommendation.

The pot comes from the collective to which the patient belongs (so it’s like Seamless, if you were only allowed to order from one restaurant), and is driven to the customer’s house, where the driver checks the buyer’s ID and makes the handoff.


The company’s founders said they got into weed delivery because of the people with chronic pain or other issues that make it difficult for them to go get the medicine they need.

“After our initial success with alcohol deliveries, we decided to expand when we saw how this platform could be used to bring difficult-to-obtain products to people who really need them,” Nestdrop co-founder Michael Pycher said in a statement. “We began talking to patients and found a genuine need out there for improved access to this medicine.”

In Colorado and Washington states, where recreational marijuana is now legal, it’s against the law to have delivery services, as the states’ laws require in-person purchases from retailers.

Calif. company offering smartphone marijuana deliveries [USA Today]

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