OCS launches same-day pot delivery for parts of Toronto

The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) is now offering same-day and next-day delivery to parts of Toronto in a pilot project to see how well the service is received.

OCS made the announcement in a blog post on its website and said the service will soon be rolled out across the GTA.

“Based on the success of the rollout across the GTA, other areas in Ontario will be considered in the future,” the post read.

If you live within the postal code areas chosen for the pilot, the new delivery options will appear when you checkout online.

However, you must place the order before 1 p.m. for it to be delivered the same day, and before midnight for next-day delivery.

Once you place a same-day delivery, OCS says you will be given a live tracking link and updates on the order via text messages from the delivery person.

You better be sure you want what you order once you click checkout though, since the OCS says it will not be able to cancel orders once they are made due to the speed of which the order is put together.

Both same-day and next-day deliveries will be completed between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and you must provide ID proving you are over 19 years old when the delivery is made.

The new service doesn’t come cheap, though.

Same-day delivery will be $12.17 plus tax, while next-day shipping will be $10.62 plus tax.

That is compared to the current delivery fee of $5.65 for standard Canada Post delivery, which takes 1-3 business days in Toronto.

As some users on Twitter pointed out, that delivery cost is almost as much as the weed itself, and dealers in the illicit market have been doing free “same-day deliveries” to your doorstep for decades.

“You are charging more for this than what the actual retail price of the product is, which is already too high,” noted user Brewcetee. “This is such a joke.”

Legal same-day delivery services such as Super Anytime or Pineapple Express have already taken off in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, where cannabis retailers can operate their own online sales. Ontario recently announced that it, too, will allow pot stores to sell their products online, but will only allow in-store pickups.

Legal same-day delivery is also easy to find in California, such as with the service Eaze, which is advertised on big billboards in L.A.

Would you be willing to pay more than $10 for same-day delivery? Let us know in the comments. 

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