Washington D.C.’s Initiative 71 allows individuals to use, buy and grow marijuana – but does not allow cannabis sales in the District. However, a juice delivery service is offering a “gift of cannabis” in order to meet consumer demand.
Under the initiative passed last February, the free exchange of one ounce of marijuana or less in D.C. is legal but sales are still criminal. High Speed Delivery CEO David Umeh says his company is operating within the confines of that law.
“My goal is to figure out how to do it creatively within the law to make an impact,” Umeh said in a Fox5 report.
High Speed Delivery offers 10 different types of juice and promises delivery in 20 minutes, according to their website. Customers can choose from three packages. The “Just Juice” package includes juice and a gram of cannabis for $11.00, the “Love” package includes an eighth of an ounce for $55, and the “Lots of Love” package comes with “slightly larger than an eighth” for $150.00, a company representative told Washington City Paper.
Umeh started the company in Oakland, California and moved to the District in late January. He says he now has over 300 customers and that he consulted attorneys to ensure he was operating legally.
Last month Nicholas Cunningham, the owner of D.C.-based Kush Gods, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of marijuana distribution and was sentenced to two years of probation in lieu of jail time. Kush Gods offered edible marijuana using a donation-based system.
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