Athol-based We Can Deliver Boston and Bellingham-based Your Green Package got final approval to start delivering cannabis in Massachusetts.
The state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) approved both to start making deliveries of recreational marijuana July 3.
We Can Deliver Boston’s first few cannabis delivery orders have already been filled, co-founder Gabriel Salazar told GBH News.
“We’re excited to be the first to start doing recreational marijuana deliveries as couriers,” he said on Monday. “Our goal is to develop into the Uber Eats of weed delivery. ... Once we get the full fleet up and running, we’re going to be doing on-demand deliveries within 90 minutes.”
The first few orders all went smoothly, according to co-founder Brittany Salazar, who is also married to Gabriel. “The dispensary was definitely ready to get started, and we’ve done so many trials and discussions and meetings and planning beforehand that the drivers even felt comfortable and knew what they were getting into,” she added.
The company is working with their two partner dispensaries, Sanctuary in Brookline and Cultivate in Framingham, and is building relationships with more. We Can Deliver has been operating for two years as an alcohol delivery service and partners with 13 liquor stores, Gabriel said.
Gabriel wants to bring in and uplift people “in his community” — people who’ve been hit by the war on drugs.
“For me, this is my passion, this is the most important thing that I can do for my community and the state of Massachusetts and everybody in this wonderful state,” he said. “If I can do it, everybody can do it.”
For now, We Can Deliver Boston has 13 cannabis delivery drivers and six vehicles, with more delivery jobs to fill and two more vehicles on the way.
Your Green Package, the other company approved to start making deliveries, just trained 28 drivers and expects to launch deliveries “any day now,” co-founder Dharry Pauyo told GBH News. It will be delivering for NETA’s two Brookline and Northampton locations in the greater Boston and greater Northampton areas.
Cannabis delivery companies have to comply with several regulations issued by the CCC, which include: having two trained employees on every delivery, wearing body cameras during the drop-off and only making deliveries between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. unless explicitly allowed by local ordinances.