DENVER, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB: MSRT), a leading technology platform in the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce the early-stage testing of a new concierge service for cannabis enthusiasts. The service will be available in early December 2017 and marks a new partnership with Diem Cannabis, an Oregon-based dispensary and delivery service. Early tests will be available throughout Portland and nearby Salem, providing delivery customers with a virtual budtender to help them choose the right order for their specific needs.
MassRoots' new concierge service will allow consumers to speak by phone or text chat with a virtual budtender, ask questions, get recommendations, and verify all information is correct before MassRoots hands the order off to Diem, which will fulfill and deliver the final order to the consumer, accepting payment on delivery. Diem currently accepts cash, debit, and eCheck.
"Diem Cannabis is excited to partner with MassRoots to make ordering cannabis delivery easier," said Diem cofounder and CEO Chris Mitchem. "At Diem we believe that cannabis is for everyone, and this partnership with MassRoots will assist us in our mission to make marijuana easily available to those who need it, with the best prices and selection in Oregon, delivered in an hour or less."
Oregon legalized medical and recreational cannabis delivery in early 2017, but it wasn't until midsummer that licenses were available and delivery services began coming online. While many consumers prefer the convenience of delivery for food and other items, cannabis users have been slower to adopt online ordering, in part because the sheer number of options listed on a dispensary menu can be overwhelming.
"For many new to the cannabis space" said Scott Kveton, CEO of MassRoots, "talking with a knowledgeable budtender at a local dispensary has become a big part of their cannabis education, informing their understanding of what to expect and how best to enjoy cannabis. Online ordering removes that interaction and leaves the customer to educate themselves. Kveton understands this isn't always convenient or enjoyable. "We're excited to fill that gap, the vacancy created in online ordering when details on the product can be incomplete or missing altogether. We're thrilled to provide a complementary service ensuring customers have the best cannabis experience possible,.
MassRoots, Inc. is one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry. Powered by more than one million registered users, the Company's mobile apps empower consumers to make educated cannabis purchasing decisions through community-driven reviews. Its compliance and point-of-sale system, MassRoots Retail, enables cannabis-related businesses to streamline their retail operations and manage compliance reporting to state regulators. With a significant market share of medical cannabis patients in certain markets and more than 25,000 shareholders, the Company believes it is uniquely positioned to best serve the needs of the cannabis industry. For more information, please visit MassRoots.com/Investors and MassRoots, Inc.'s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Certain matters discussed in this announcement contain statements, estimates and projections about the growth of MassRoots, Inc.'s business, partnerships, new features, acquisitions, user growth and related business strategy. Such statements, estimates and projections may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time. MassRoots undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The recipient of this information is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. For more information, please refer to MassRoots, Inc.'s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.