Medical marijuana
Containers of the medical marijuana product known as 'Wax' are displayed at Los Angeles' first-ever cannabis farmer's market in Los Angeles, California on July 4, 2014.Getty Images

A new app called 'Meadow' that allows medical marijuana patients in the San Francisco Bay Area in California to order high-quality medicine at their doorstep, has been launched by the Google Play Store this week, reported Breitbart.

"Patients in the Bay Area can simply place an order via a mobile device and receive a delivery from a top-tier, lawfully-operated cooperative or collective within an hour or less," read the app description in Google's Play Store.

As TechCrunch reports, the person using the app first needs to upload their California ID and a valid medical marijuana recommendation to the app's database.

The credentials are then passed on to medical authorities and verified by dispensaries.

Following the approval, the person can browse through high-quality images and descriptions of various strains, like 'Girl Scout Cookies' and 'New York Diesel,' and then place an order, which is usually delivered within an hour.

The app's creator, David Hua, told TechCruch that initially the app was not designed to capitalise on the marijuana delivery craze.

"This is not some get rich quick scheme. We're playing the long game on behalf of the medical movement" said Hua.

"Our overarching goal is to implement and publicise a lawful marketplace to demonstrate to medical cannabis opponents that patients can obtain access to necessary treatment without endangering public safety or the rule of law."

Hua hopes to differentiate from other marijuana delivery firms by directly integrating the app with the dispensaries' menus. This allows users to browse through the in-stock offerings of the listed dispensaries.

The dispensaries are also charged a £1.87 ($3) fee per delivery.

Marijuana delivery apps have proved increasing popular ever since 23 US states allowed for the use of medical marijuana for patients.

Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia are also voting on legalizing marijuana for medical use this year.

Another marijuana delivery mobile app called 'Eaze' hopes to become the "Uber of pot". It was launched in the Bay Area in July along with 'Canary' that was launched in June in Seattle.