Waitr said it is teaming up with Flow Payments to create a specialized platform for the sale and delivery of legal marijuana.

The Lafayette food delivery company said the partnership will use Waitr’s proprietary delivery technology along with Flow’s payment processing solutions to create a platform that abides by federal and state laws.

Lafayette-based food delivery company Waitr said it is teaming up with Flow Payments to create a specialized platform for the sale and delivery of legal marijuana.

The company said the partnership will use Waitr’s proprietary delivery technology along with Flow’s payment processing capabilities to create a platform that abides by federal and state laws.

According to Leafly, a cannabis website, 12 states allow delivery of medical marijuana products and six states allow for delivery of recreational products. Major markets for legal marijuana, such as Seattle and Denver, still have a ban on deliveries, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Florida is the only state where Waitr operates that currently allows marijuana delivery. Because of the pandemic, employees of Louisiana’s medical marijuana dispensaries have been allowed to make deliveries.

Officials said the partnership will help dispensaries who want to bring in more money, while operating within legal guidelines.

“As the regulatory framework around the cannabis industry within the United States continues to evolve, we see this as a natural step in our own evolution and ability to continue bringing value to our shareholders,” said Carl Grimstad, Waitr chief executive officer and board chairman.

Source:  https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/business/article_b060acb4-7d3c-11eb-a06c-9f33225672fe.html