After being forced to halt their operations in Los Angeles, the makers of a medical marijuana delivery app are back Thursday with the announcement that they will now be offering their services in other parts of Southern California, including Pasadena, Glendale, Garden Grove, Cerritos and San Diego.
Nestdrop also is expanding to other West Coast cities, including San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, according to the company.
The move comes after a judge ordered Nestdrop to stop offering its medical marijuana delivery services in Los Angeles. The order was in response to a lawsuit by City Attorney Mike Feuer, who contends the voter-approved measure Proposition D bars the delivery of medical marijuana and allows only a limited group of pot shops to continue operating in the city.
Nestdrop launched a fundraising campaign last month to pay for the legal costs of appealing the order, but have so far raised a little over $2,000 of their $70,000 goal.
Nestdrop co-founder Michael Pycher maintains their service is legal and says it offers patients a discreet way of getting their medical marijuana.
“Nestdrop helps add a much needed level of privacy, service and dependability to the medical marijuana marketplace and we are incredibly excited to bring responsible delivery options to new cities,” Pycher said.
The app requires users to submit a photo of their “doctor’s recommendation” and a “government issued ID,” a verification process that usually takes about 30 seconds to complete, and an ID is required at the time of delivery, according to the company.
Nestdrop says its app is available for download on Android phones, as well as iPhones. Those who have iPhones must text the word “smile” to 27126 to receive a link from which the app could be downloaded.
Other cities where Nestdrop is now available are Stockton, Oceanside and Fullerton, with more to be announced soon.
The company also operates an alcohol delivery service.
— City News Service