Seattle partners create pot delivery app called Canary - KCTV5

App can have marijuana delivered to front door

Posted: Updated:
The Canary app promises to deliver medical marijuana to Seattle residents. (Source: KIRO/CBS) The Canary app promises to deliver medical marijuana to Seattle residents. (Source: KIRO/CBS)

SEATTLE (KIRO/CBS) - The creators of the phone app Canary say medical marijuana users in Seattle can order from their favorite dispensary and have it delivered to their home.

Dispensaries will partner with the app, and Canary will employ the drivers. Users would have to scan their medical cards and also present them upon delivery.

Other delivery services already exist, but the creators said this would be one of the first phone apps.

They'd like to deliver recreational pot, but Washington law currently does not allow it.

"The uncertainties are not in the technology. The technology has already been done before," said Megh Vakharia, one of Canary's developers. "The uncertainties are in the legality, on the business side."

Creators Vakharia and Josiah Tullis, who are both 19, pitched Canary at a startup conference last week.

"We had to have a 60-second pitch, and we were pitching around 800 or so people," Vakharia said. "And we ended up winning audience choice."

Ultimately, they want to expand to Colorado and California, and startup investors are not far away.

"We said, 'We're delivering green to make green' at the end of the pitch, and they all seemed to like that," said Tullis.

Copyright 2014 KIRO via CBS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.