By: Poelano Malema
E-hailing service company Uber has announced that it is looking into the transportation of cannabis.
In 2018, the Constitutional Court in South Africa found that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga is unconstitutional. This meant that people could grow and use dagga in their homes.
Cannabis is used for a variety of reasons including medical use.
Although the private use of dagga is allowed in certain countries, e-hailing services haven’t been offering transportation services of it.
But things might soon change.
Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, told CNBC in an interview that once the federal laws allow the company to do so, it is definitely something they would do.
“When the road is clear for cannabis, when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a look at it,” Khosrowshahi told CNBC.
Uber has been used for many years to transport people and goods such as groceries.
In 2020 June, Uber announced that alcohol is available for delivery on Uber Eats.
“ID and sobriety must be checked before the delivery can be completed,” said the e-hailing service in a mail sent out to its service users.
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