In the old days, you had to meet your trench coat-wearing dealer in a dark alleyway to buy weed (at least that’s what TV has told me).
Nowadays, in Eugene and Bend, there’s a weed platform called Dutchie, a tech start up based in Bend started in 2017. It offers people a way to order weed and cannabis products for delivery or pick up from local dispensaries. Thanks to venture capital investment, the company looks to expanding its services.
Dutchie will be in the green for a while thanks to the backing of the “Doggfather” of weed, Snoop Dogg. His venture capital firm, Casa Verde, which focuses on supporting cannabis-expanding industries, helped establish $3 million in seed money for Dutchie.
Eugene was the second city that Dutchie serviced. Bend was the first. Since expanding, CEO Ross Lipson tells Eugene Weekly there has been a lot of demand on the platform.
Weed-induced laziness jokes aside, the platform does allow users to see a dispensary’s menu without having to drive all around town. When a customer places an order, the dispensary then either delivers the product or sets it aside for pick up.