Not only is cannabis legal for recreational use in the states of California and Nevada, it’s also readily accessible – and one dispensary chain wants to make it even more so, offering Uber rides from the airport to certain stores free of charge.
Travelers arriving at Los Angeles, San Jose, and Las Vegas international airports – or anyone located within a 15-mile radius of select stores – can call MedMen for a lift to a nearby dispensary, the Los Angeles Times reports. You'll have to figure out a way to get where you’re going from there, but in the meantime, you’ve shaved a few bucks off your fare.
No purchase is necessary to partake in the California-based company’s self-described 420-friendly service, and anyone who flashes a same-day boarding pass is eligible for a 10% discount. You can even reserve rides in advance as long as you call ahead. (Yes, you’ll need to pick up the phone and speak with someone in person, but from that point on, Uber will communicate with you directly via text message with updates on arrival times, driver contact info, car descriptions, and license-plate numbers.)
The program debuted this past fall, according to the LAT, and it’s now available at five of MedMen’s 30-plus locations. While laws in California and Nevada permit adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational use, the drug is still illegal on the federal level, and you can face charges for carrying it across state lines.
But in states where it’s legal, there are plenty of opportunities to partake, whether you’re engaging in a cannabis-infused city cruise tour in San Francisco or sampling weed and beverage pairings in Portland, Oregon. The devoted can hit up the colorful International Church of Cannabis in Denver, or have a sit-down meal at L.A.’s first cannabis café, opened last fall.