Marijuana sold over the web will disrupt drug cartels, says Eaze CEO
Keith McCarty talked about the intersection of drugs and tech on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.
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In the crowded world of on-demand apps, there are three criteria that matter, according to Eaze CEO Keith McCarty:Consumers use the product a lot. Suppliers can be agile. The product is naturally social.
All three of those criteria are met and exceeded by cannabis, the product delivered by McCarty’s company. Eaze partners with medical marijuana dispensaries to bring the drug to nearly 100 cities and towns in California, and he joined Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask to talk about what’s next.
"More and more states, since 2012, have come online to offer legal cannabis, not only medical now, but also recreational," McCarty said. "The plan is to operate everywhere that legal cannabis is allowed."
California voters are expected to approve a proposition in November that will make recreational use in the state legal, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. McCarty said increasing legalization and professionalization of the cannabis industry could disrupt illicit drug trade.Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher is a weekly show featuring in-depth interviews with the movers and shakers in tech and media every Monday. You can subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher. Recode Media with Peter Kafka features no-nonsense conversations with the smartest and most interesting people in the media world, with new episodes every Thursday. Use these links to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher. And finally, Recode Replay has all the audio from our live events such as the Code Conference, Code Media and the Code Commerce Series. Subscribe today on iTunes, Google Play Music, TuneIn and Stitcher.
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