Dutchie, a new marijuana delivery service, is making it easier for users to order from the best dispensaries in their area. The company just raised $3 million in funding from Casa Verde Capital, the $45 million venture firm founded by Snoop Dogg and from Kevin Durant’s Durant Company, according to TechCrunch.
“We’re creating a tool that helps the user and consumer navigate the delivery space,” said co-founder Ross Lipson to TechCrunch. “We’re educating the consumer to that buying experiences…. If you don’t have that online ordering tool in front of you you’re forced to choose a dispensary and take the information that that ‘budtender’ gives you, which is their personal preference.”
The company—named after the song by the Jamaican British reggae band—allows consumers to search a database of top marijuana stores for the best products, place the order online and pick up in store or have it delivered within the hour. Though the service is one of many emerging in the marijuana delivery industry, there isn’t a leader in the space.
Los Angeles is home to several services, all providing delivery for marijuana or cannabis-infused products, oils and other products. Eaze, is reportedly the largest marijuana delivery startup and has raised over $50 million since launching in 2014.
“There’s a lot of hype and speculation around the cannabis space especially in the public markets,” Lipson said. “It’s not a traditional way to go about a business of this size. We’re extremely excited and eager to partner with the investors that we did.”
Dutchie, founded in 2017, currently works with 100 dispensaries across Oregon, Washington, and Michigan and has plans to launch in Colorado, Nevada and California this month.
“We’re priding ourselves on the concept of scalability,” Lipson said. “That’s the underlying mantra of our strategy.”