Say hello to NestDrop. Earlier this year, the app gave California users a way to receive alcohol deliveries right to their door. Now they are extending the same benefit to medical mail order marijuana patients. The company acquired a license to offer such a service, claiming they were the only app that does both the ordering and payment processes in-house. Others refer payment processing to mobile websites, a third party. Nestrop is available on both iPhone and Android for alcohol delivery. The Android version of the marijuana app is currently available, but the iPhone version is still awaiting Apple’s approval.
Patients need to upload a photo of their medical marijuana card, or a doctor’s recommendation and their ID, in order to use the app to order medical cannabis. Then they simply place their order and an hour later, a driver shows up at their door. Delivery personnel for the company each has their own medical marijuana cards, licensing them for possession. The product itself derives from whichever collective the patient belongs to.
Medical marijuana home delivery via Nestrop is only currently available in a small portion of the Los Angeles area, for now. But as demand increases, the company will expand.
Michael Picher is a co-founder of the company. He said he wanted to start the service for those patients who were too ill to get medical marijuana themselves, such as chemotherapy patients, those with mobility problems, chronic pain sufferers, and others. He said in a statement, “After our initial success with alcohol deliveries, we decided to expand when we saw how this platform could be used to bring difficult-to-obtain products to people who really need them.” Pycher added, “We began talking to patients and found a genuine need out there for improved access to this medicine.”
This service is legal in California but not in many other states. In Colorado and Washington State, medical marijuana patients are required by law to enter the clinic and pick up their prescription themselves.