If you want medical marijuana delivered to your home, now there is an app for that.
The new smartphone application Eaze delivers medical marijuana to a user’s home, but it has some critics questioning their methods.
On Tuesday, the company moved from one market to four. Eaze now operates in the Bay area, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.
“It’s about providing quick and professional access to medicine everywhere,” the application’s Founder and CEO, Keith McCarty, told NBC 7.
Here’s how it works. Once users have downloaded the app, they must prove they have a medical marijuana recommendation. Then they can pick a type of marijuana, edible or concentrate. McCarty says after that, the product will be delivered quickly and discreetly to your home.
If you do not have a medical marijuana card, you must speak with a physician before you order. Their physician service can approve you for a medical marijuana card so you can order from the app.
“You start a videoconferencing with a physician that's certified, a licensed physician, and within a matter of minutes you'll have your recommendation if you are eligible for medical marijuana,” McCarty said.
Some critic like Scott Chipman, with Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana, however, blasted the app as a type of criminal operation.
"What we have is back door legalization. It's a complete criminal operation,” said Chipman. “This is basically just drug dealing.”
He says he has two medical marijuana cards himself and got those cards by talking to a receptionist, without a doctor or any sort of examination.
“This is the standard of health care with marijuana. It's not health care. This is the snake oil of the 21st century,” said Chipman. “Talking to a doctor via Skype or your cellphone, facetiming, that is not practicing medicine. That is completely irresponsible.”
McCarty said his company wants to revolutionize the industry.
"It's just a matter of doing your own research,” McCarty said. “I think that's what Eaze is trying to do as well. We're trying to remove that stigma.”