“There’s always interesting entrepreneurial ideas and start up groups we hear about that often intercept with the work we do,” said Rachael Kagan, spokesperson with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. “It’s not unusual for us to request a meeting. Some are responsive and some are not. We get more curious when companies aren’t responsive.”
Eaze CEO Keith McCarty immediately set up a meeting with the Department of Health, because he was eager to respond to rumors that his technology services company was dispensing marijuana with delivery drivers.
"We met recently with the San Francisco Department of Public Health,” said McCarty.
Eaze is a technology service not a dispensary and the agency determined it was not necessary for Eaze to obtain a permit."
In addition to medical marijuana, the department of health also oversees with inspections restaurants, food services, animal control, environmental health and buildings.
“We didn’t see the need to permit Eaze because they are not a dispensary,” Kagan told MainStreet. “They are something like a connector. The function they serve is not to dispense marijuana themselves but to work with San Francisco permitted dispensaries.”
Since it’s launch in San Francisco this summer, Eaze Up’s technology helped dispensaries deliver marijuana to the homes of its medical users. Eventually, the CEO plans to apply Eaze’s delivery model to prescription drugs normally purchased at the local drug store.