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.
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.