Getting medical marijuana from the dispensary to the front door just got a lot eazier for San Francisco residents thanks to a new startup — but is it as smoking as everyone's saying?
Eaze — with a "z", obviously — is a new startup that aims to give users a professional delivery service for their medical marijuana with customers ordering online and Eaze bringing it to their doorstep.
The startup is already being billed as the Uber of pot — referencing the popular startup car service — and local publications have run with it.
But the only things Eaze seems to have in common with Uber are it's based online and involves cars, just like most delivery services — so what does that even mean?
As The Washington Post points out, "It's worth noting that many, if not most, of the 'Uber of [whatever]' descriptions originate from the Uber-ish companies themselves. Of course they do: Uber parallels are good for funding pitches."
And many outlets have been more than happy to run with those prefab comparisons, no matter how meaningless they might actually be, with a couple big repeat offenders.
For more examples of how the tech sector calling something the "blank of blank" isn't exactly a new phenomenon, watch this Newsy video.