July 20, 2017

San Jose lifts ban on cannabis delivery, allowing startup to start up

SAN JOSE — Add marijuana to the list of items San Jose residents can order and have delivered to their door without ever leaving their couch, starting this week.

San Francisco startup Eaze launched its on-demand medical marijuana service in San Jose on Tuesday after the city removed its ban on cannabis delivery. The app, which lets customers order everything from pre-rolled joints to cannabis-infused mints, now serves the entire Bay Area. Most Recent

“We’re excited that it finally came to fruition,” CEO Jim Patterson said.

San Jose was one of a number of California cities that banned the delivery of medical marijuana in January of last year, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act— a slew of bills designed to regulate the burgeoning industry in the state. The act permitted delivery but also gave individual cities the freedom to ban or regulate it— an option many, including San Jose and Emeryville, took. Both have since rescinded their bans after what Patterson described as a misunderstanding was corrected, making it clear that a city wouldn’t lose its right to regulate delivery if it didn’t immediately crack down on the industry.

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