Marijuana sold over the web will disrupt drug cartels, says Eaze CEO
Friday, Sep 16, 2016

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.

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