Three pot delivery services in D.C. are circumventing the illegality of selling weed by peddling other products instead - and including cannabis as a free gift.
Here's a breakdown on how it works, what you get, and whether the item(s) you ostensibly are buying are actually any good or simply a ruse to get you to buy the weed.
- What You’re Buying: Chocolate chip, Nutella, or peanut butter cookies ($60).
- The Cannabis You’re Getting: Customers list their preferences in the special instructions box when they order, but what strain they receive is based on availability.
- The Hours: Sundays through Thursdays 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
- How Long it Takes: The company aims to make your delivery within an hour, but traffic, weather or high sales volume can extend that timeline.
- Take Note: There is no weed in the cookies, which frankly aren’t that good.
- Legal Purchase: Rolling papers ($4-$25).
- Cannabis: There’s a pull down menu where customers ostensibly tell the service about themselves, but are actually choosing a strain. Last time we checked, they were offering Platinum OG - an indica dominant hybrid - and Gorilla Glue #4, a potent indica-sativa hybrid.
- Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 12 - 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 12 - 10 p.m., Sundays 12 - 6 p.m.
- How Long it Takes: Customers can choose to have their order delivered ASAP - usually within an hour - or they can set a two-hour delivery window for later in the day.
- Take Note: The company will happily ship rolling papers to out-of-state buyers, but popping pot in the post is verboten.
- Legal Purchase: Single origin coffee ($20) or natural incense ($20).
- Cannabis: Customers make a donation - tall ($55), grande ($110), venti ($200), or trenta ($375) - and list their strain preference when ordering.
- Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- How Long it Takes: Within 24 hours or you can set a delivery time.
- Take Note: You must sign up (which includes submitting an email address) and be approved by a site administrator before you can make any purchases.