On-demand recreational marijuana delivery comes to metro Detroit

Metro Detroiters can now order recreational marijuana for delivery like they would food through a system such as Grubhub or DoorDash.

The online ordering site Lantern, which partners with the Michigan cannabis group 3Fifteen to process and deliver the orders, allows customers to order marijuana flower, concentrate and edibles and have it delivered to their home within an hour.

On-demand delivery is available in Detroit, Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas starting Thursday, with plans to eventually expand to cities such as Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.

Recreational marijuana customers have been able to place orders for scheduled deliveries from several marijuana shops, but Lantern is one of the first to offer delivery in real time.

In Detroit, there are no recreational marijuana stores, but there are several in the suburbs.

Adult-use, or recreational, cannabis sales became legal in Michigan in December 2019, and since then sales have spiked. In August, recreational cannabis sales topped $59 million in Michigan, according to the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency, compared with about $57 million in sales in July.

Lantern is looking to capitalize on this growth. [Read more at Detroit Free Press]

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