How Silicon Valley Got Behind This Marijuana-Delivery App


The Uber of medical cannabis delivery has arrived, and the venerable accelerator Y Combinator has given its rubber stamp of approval. Meadow, a San Francisco-based startup, allows card-holding medical marijuana patients to browse different types of cannabis from nearby dispensaries and place an order, and within an hour the goods will be delivered to the patient's door.

If you don't have a medical marijuana card, you can schedule an in-home consultation with one of the doctors Meadow has partnered with and get a recommendation to use medical cannabis.

Meadow was founded by a team of tech startup entrepreneurs—David Hua, Rick Harrison, Harrison Lee, and Scott Garman—who wrote the first lines of code in June 2014 and launched mid-October of that year. Meadow's main functionality—the purchasing of medical cannabis by licensed patients and the delivery of cannabis by licensed dispensaries—is protected by California's Proposition 215 and the statute known as SB420. The app works only in...

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