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    Washington DC Startup Offers Fresh-Squeezed Juice, With Weed on the Side

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    A new delivery service in Washington DC will bring you a delicious cold-pressed juice -- with a side of marijuana -- and maintains that its business model is entirely legal.

    The donation-based service, HighSpeed, is now expanding to the DC area from Oakland, California. The “on-demand cannabis and cold pressed juice delivery startup" allows you to order juice and pay for it on a sliding scale.

    “The ‘Just Juice’ option is $11 and you get ‘some’ marijuana on the side, says HighSpeed CEO David Umeh. ‘Love’ costs $55, and ‘Lots of Love’ will run you $150,” DCist reported.

    "You're getting a gift because you're showing us love," Umeh told DCist. "If you show us more love, you might get a bigger gift." 

    The amount of marijuana you will receive might vary, as it is at the company’s discretion. Umeh explained that typically, when ordering the $55 “love” selection, a customer will get approximately ⅛ of an ounce of pot.

    Under DC law, you can possess, purchase, grow, and give away marijuana — but you cannot sell it. This creates an interesting bind for the cannabis enthusiast who wants to start a business. One “donation-based” company owner has already faced charges of two misdemeanor distribution of marijuana charges within the district.

    "They never had an item that was not cannabis-related. We're a juice delivery startup," Umeh says of the difference between his company and the other. "We have a lot of people that literally buy just juice."

    So far, the business has been operating without legal trouble since January.

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