Story at a glance

  • Ridesharing company Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company is exploring marijuana delivery options.
  • New York is the latest state to legalize cannabis and its delivery.
  • Public sentiment for legalization hit record highs in the end of 2020.

Uber’s CEO said that the groundbreaking ride-sharing company could eventually progress into delivering cannabis to users upon federal regulation.

Speaking to reporters on CNBC on Monday, Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed that “When the road is clear for cannabis, when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it [cannabis delivery].”

Currently, 16 states have completely legalized cannabis for recreational usage, along with the District of Columbia. New York is the most recent state to legalize it, also legalizing the delivery of cannabis and marijuana products. 

“We see so much opportunity out there, and we’re going to focus on the opportunity at hand,” Khosrowshahi concluded.

President Biden has strayed from the Democrat platform of legalizing marijuana, having expressed opposition to legalize it at the federal level. 

Regardless, a Gallup poll conducted in 2020 revealed that public support for legalization reached 68 percent, an all-time high. 

Historical data shows that the sentiment has steadily increased since the early 1970s, with sharp upticks past 2012.


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Published on Apr 12, 2021