For the past several years, driving for Uber and Lyft was a great way to pick up some extra cash. Whether you were doing it as a side hustle or stopgap in between jobs, driving folks around could help pay the bills.
But now folks have upgraded from delivering people to their destinations to transporting cannabis, as the San Francisco Chronicle recently highlighted. While some still drive for Uber and Lyft on the side, one Bay Area cannabis company has claimed to have hired more than 100 drivers away from the ride-sharing apps.
And they do mean hire. As anyone working for various ride-sharing apps understands, most delivery drivers work as independent contractors. That means companies aren’t liable to provide benefits, including health insurance or expenses accumulated while on the job.
Thanks to California laws passed last January, cannabis delivery drivers must be hired as full-time