As many states in the United States continue to legalize the use of marijuana, inevitably the “Uber for X” effect takes hold and new companies appear, poised to deliver weed and/or weed-derived products. Intrepid senior RSG contributor Dash Bridges investigates the weed delivery business and what you need to know to (potentially) become a weed courier.
As you may know, my niche in the Rideshare Guy landscape is non-person delivery. I began my gig economy career out of a need for additional income on top of my 9-5 salaried day job. I started (and continue) with DoorDash, and along the way dabbled with Postmates, UberEATS and Instacart. The self-scheduling, decent earnings and lack of carryover job stress appeals to me.
However, I’ve topped out. After three years of driving, I can’t significantly improve my performance. Furthermore, DoorDash is slowly but surely lowering its earnings potential. There’s a clear ceiling to what a company will pay for friendly and efficient delivery of a Panda Express 2-item meal. So I got to thinking, “I’m an excellent Dasher AND….a man of honor! I should be trusted to deliver something more valuable than dinner.”