Meadow Delivery App Hooks Up with Sidecar

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Meadow Delivery App Hooks up with Sidecar

The race is on to become the leader in medical cannabis delivery.

San Francisco’s Y combinator graduate Meadow announced today they’ll deliver even more medical cannabis to California patients by leveraging the ride app Sidecar’s drivers and delivery logistics.

The partnership allows Meadow’s partner dispensaries like The Apothecarium to access a bigger delivery system, powered by Sidecar, to deliver medical marijuana to patients across the Bay Area.

Meadow writes:

“When a patient places an order from The Apothecarium on Meadow’s website, the delivery is dispatched to a Sidecar driver. All drivers delivering medical marijuana products are card-holding medical marijuana patients and members of the dispensary collective. The driver will pick up the package from the dispensary, secure it in a lock box in the trunk of the car, and deliver it to their fellow patient within an hour.”

The ride app Sidecar has been branching out into product deliveries with Sidecar Deliveries — part of the rapid technological disruption of both traditional taxi services and shippers by smartphone-linked independent contractors.

“Sidecar has created an industry-leading transportation delivery service,” stated David Hua, CEO and co-founder of Meadow. “We are very excited to leverage that technology across California to facilitate patients’ access to medicine.”

The Apothecarium is a high-end dispensary in the Castro that is future-proofing its business by adding tech-enabled deliveries.

“We’re a small business, so it’s essential that we leverage technology to reach our patients and provide easier access to their medication,” stated Ryan Hudson, co-founder and executive director of The Apothecarium. “Fast and convenient delivery service is especially helpful for patients dealing with serious medical conditions, who may not be able to easily leave their homes.”

Meadow was the first pot startup in the famed tech accelerator Y Combinator, and graduated from the program in April. Meadow was founded by a team of tech startup entrepreneurs–David Hua, Rick Harrison, Harrison Lee, and Scott Garman and launched mid-October.

Story by David Downs at Smell The Truth. Check out Smell the Truth for all the latest cannabis news and features.