Canadian cannabis retailer Star Buds Cannabis Co. is teaming up with DoorDash to offer some of its customers in Ontario the option of in-app cannabis ordering and pickup.
The retailer—which is owned by Toronto-based company CordovaCann Corp.— has entered into a partnership with DoorDash Technologies Canada to launch the cannabis pickup application.
The initial launch of this service, which is on the DoorDash Canada Marketplace app, will occur in the Star Buds locations across Barrie and Innisfil before other launches take place in Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia. By collaborating with DoorDash, Star Buds is aiming to bring cannabis products—via the convenience of online shopping and pickup—to consumers outside of metropolitan areas. DoorDash is a well known delivery company that connects consumers with their favourite businesses and products across Canada.
By teaming up with DoorDash Technologies Canada—a subsidiary of DoorDash Inc.—to provide a diverse range of cannabis products and accessories, Star Buds is hoping to transform the cannabis retail space. They plan to do this by tackling the digital, in-store and logistical challenges of making cannabis accessible to as many adult consumers in the Canadian market as possible.
“We are excited to partner with DoorDash Canada and enable cannabis pickup on the platform for Star Buds locations,” says Taz Turner, Chairman and CEO, CordovaCann Corp. “We look forward to growing the partnership in the coming months and bringing online cannabis ordering and pickup in locations where permitted. The partnership will grow the business and brand of Star Buds Cannabis Co., exposing more customers to our strong product selection and excellent customer service.”
CordovaCann is a Canada-based company focused on building a diversified cannabis products business across Canada and the United States.
Brought Together by Charity
Both Star Buds Cannabis Co. and DoorDash Canada have a strong social conscience and believe in keeping local goods local with the end goal of empowering local communities while striving to give back to their customers and vendors.
The partnership came about because Star Buds’ philanthropic efforts aligned with the values of DoorDash Canada. Those efforts include donations by Star Buds to local charities such as the Christmas Cheer Toy Drive in Barrie, Ontario, and The Main Street Project in Winnipeg, Manitoba.