Turns Out Uber Drivers Are Narcing About Your Drug Use

If you're looking for a ride home after your next visit to a marijuana dispensary, you may want to consider not using Uber or else it may be the last Uber you ever take.

Mashable recently ran an article talking about Uber drivers snitching on their riders for having drugs or alcohol. Under the company's community guidelines, riders are prohibited from "bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs into the car," which includes marijuana even in states where it is legal. Of course, the only way Uber would actually know if you do that is if the driver you get notifies the company. 

Uber told Mashable that on the first offense for bringing drugs into a car, the passenger will receive a warning email from the company. But multiple violations will result in a permanent ban from using the ride-sharing app.

Of course, legalized marijuana states do bring a bit of a wrinkle to this issue. The community guidelines prohibit "open containers of alcohol," but someone who just purchased liquor at a store would be fine to bring it into ann Uber as long as they don't begin drinking it. But what about legal marijuana? If you're getting into an Uber after a trip to a dispensary, why should you get punished for doing something 100 percent legal just because your driver has a more antiquated opinion on cannabis?

One Twitter user referenced by Mashable said they were given a warning after smoking a blunt before they even got into the Uber.

An illegal substance? I smoked a blunt before I got in your car. Fuck all the way off.

— mike mulloy (@fakemikemulloy) July 7, 2018

So if you're using Uber in the near future, you may also want to consider using some cologne or something to cover up any possible weed smell. Or you could just start using Lyft.

(h/t Mashable)


President Trump's 2020 budget request includes a loophole that would let Washington, DC finally open up dispensaries for recreational cannabis. Although DC voters passed a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis back in 2014, Congress has used its power over the nation's capital to prevent it from selling cannabis for recreational use. Right now, local dispensaries can only sell medical marijuana to registered patients thanks to Congress, which controls spending in the District of Columbia.

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