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Eaze: weed-delivery startup gets $13m in funding

Who says you have to visit a dispensary to get the Devil’s Lettuce? Certainly not the people behind Eaze, which promises to get the Whacky Tobacky to your door in no time flat.

Now, the company has announced US$13-million in series B funding, making Eaze “the fastest growing and most funded cannabis technology company in the world”, the firm claims.

“It has now raised more than $25M in total funding. Fresh VC led the round with participation from DCM Ventures, Tusk Ventures, Winklevoss Capital, Rose Capital and others,” Eaze wrote in a blog post.

The investment comes at a time when nine states have cannabis-related legislation on next month’s ballot, Eaze noted.

Eaze also enjoys funding from the likes of Snoop Dogg, surprisingly enough (okay, it’s not really surprising)

“This is a critical time for the marijuana industry. Adult use is on the precipice of becoming legal in California, the largest marijuana market in the United States. Eaze is setting a new standard for accessibility, safety, and professionalism, which makes it best positioned to educate and service the future market,” says Keith McCarty, CEO of Eaze.

“We’re thrilled with the growth we’ve achieved and are poised to accelerate as the market hits an inflection point.”

The news also comes a few weeks after McCarty claimed that Eaze and other legal cannabis delivery services will disrupt cartels.

In states where cannabis is legal, consumption by children decreases, the CEO was quoted as saying by Recode.

Author | Hadlee Simons

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More

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