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Uber CEO Confirms That The Ride-Sharing Company Could Soon Get Into Cannabis Delivery

Uber may soon be able to make a very special delivery. With states working to legalize recreational use of cannabis, the ride-sharing company wants in! “When the road is clear for cannabis; when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi during an interview with CNBC Monday. Although marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug under federal guidelines along with ecstasy, heroin, LSD, and magic mushrooms, 16 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for recreational use. Currently, 36 states have legalized marijuana for medical use. For now, Uber wants its focus to remain on current delivery options with key categories such as food and alcohol. “We see so much opportunity out there, and we’re going to focus on the opportunity at hand,” continued Khosrowshahi. Just in the last month, New York, New Mexico, and Virginia have all legalized recreational cannabis for adults leading many to believe that federal...

Apr 14, 2021