‘Uber For Pot’ Startup Canary Shuts Down, Merges With In-Store Weed Pickup App

WASHINGTON:  With new laws regulating the medical marijuana industry in Washington set to pass on Friday, pot entrepreneurs are re-thinking their business plans.

Canary, a Seattle-based startup that launched late last year and billed itself as the “Uber for pot,” shut down today.

Canary co-founder Josiah Tullis said that the new regulations will effectively prohibit the delivery of medical marijuana in Washington, which was the backbone of Canary’s revenue stream. Meanwhile, I-502, which governs the use of recreational marijuana in Washington, does not allow for delivery of pot.

“We could see it coming,” said Tullis, a junior at the University of Washington. “We were already re-examining which direction to take our product.”