Would you like a side of cannabis with your organic juice delivery? If you’re located in Washington D.C., Highspeed has you covered.
Cannabis delivery services are nothing new to the District, but most haven’t operated as openly as HighSpeed, who claims to have amassed 300 customers in Washington D.C.. The operators at Highspeed claim ordering cannabis through them isn’t illegal, because customers are technically just purchasing juice.
On HighSpeed’s website, (which currently reads ‘Out of Stock’) interested cannasseurs use a set of cryptic words to the type of cannabis and how much while picking a flavor of juice.
“Just juice,” the most basic option, comes with a randomly selected amount of cannabis that typically weighs around a gram. “Love” will get customers an eighth of an ounce of cannabis, while “lots of love” comes with an amount identified as “slightly larger than an eighth.”
The folks at DC Inno actually used the service and posted their unboxing on Youtube.
HighSpeed is attempting to take advantage of District laws that legalize the free exchange of an ounce or less of cannabis, but keep cannabis sales a criminal offense. The company has said their plan has been vetted throughly with their lawyers and believe they are operating within the law according to HighSpeed spokeswoman Rachel Bor.
Regardless of how HighSpeed dances around the city’s cannabis laws, there’s no question that ordering more juice means a higher bill.
“Just juice” costs $11, while juice with “love” for an eighth of an ounce of cannabis will come to $55—a $44 increase. “Lots of love” costs nearly three times as much as the “love” option, at roughly $150.
Similar situations have been reared their heads in California and Michigan, ultimately to be shut down by local authorities.