The team at Drizly, a Boston-based alcohol e-commerce marketplace, has launched a new company to deliver marijuana.
Lantern is the first on-demand cannabis e-commerce company in Massachusetts, according to a news release. While it was started by the team at Drizly, the two companies are separate.
The company is starting with delivery of cannabis to certified medical patients in Greater Boston, the news release said. Recreational marijuana shops are not yet able to offer delivery — though that licensure option will soon be available through the Cannabis Control Commission — and are currently not operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic per an order halting businesses considered non-essential by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Orders on Lantern will initially go through Revolutionary Clinics, which operates medical marijuana dispensaries in Cambridge and Somerville.
Meanwhile, discussions are underway with other licensed dispensaries as Lantern looks to serve patients throughout Greater Boston, Massachusetts and the nation, according to the press release.
“Lantern is uniquely equipped to bring the long-sought discretion and convenience of online ordering and home delivery of cannabis to patients in Massachusetts, and to evolve as regulations evolve,” said Meredith Mahoney, the president of Lantern. “We launch today with an intuitive digital experience focused on delivering high quality products at the best prices within an hour.”