Free Marijuana!? Yes, For First-Time Eaze Users Until Feb. 14

by Chris Roberts |

Cannabis delivery facilitator Eaze — the San Francisco-based startup that’s been described as “the Uber of marijuana” (at least when competitors like San Francisco-based Meadow aren’t borrowing the phrase) — is offering a free bag of pot for any first-time user.

Yes: a free eighth, for doing nothing in particular aside from being a legal California medical cannabis patient and picking up the phone and placing an order via mobile Web (your computer will also suffice).

How or why are they doing this? Does it matter? For some people, sure, so allow us to explain.

Eaze and Meadow are competitors. They offer more or less the same promise: order some cannabis via your smartphone (neither service has an app, thanks to a total kybosh from Google and Apple) and then watch a deliveryperson show up at your doorstep in minutes. Less than 10 minutes, in some cases.

Meadow this week stole some of the spotlight with its announcement Wednesday that it had secured $120,000 in seed funding from noted accelerator Y Combinator.

Eaze might not need the money: its founder, Keith McCarty, was the fourth employee of Yammer, which was acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion. However, who doesn’t need publicity — and who doesn’t need free weed?

McCarty says that Eaze, which began in San Francisco, is now in 34 cities throughout the East Bay, Peninsula, and in some South Bay cities. He’s also confident enough that anyone who tries the service once will use it again, so handing away free pot isn’t a bad idea. A loss leader at worst. 

The free cannabis is $35 worth of credit for any first-time user, which ought to be enough to cover an eighth. To access it, enter the promo code EAZE4ALL at www.eazeup.com.

Eaze is now offering cannabis from South of Market mainstay SPARC as well as the now-famous Cookie Co. 

This story also appears in SF Weekly‘s Snitch news blog.