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What To Expect When You Order Weed Delivery in Washington DC

Ordering weed in DC for the first time can feel sketchy if you’ve never done it before. While the cannabis industry in DC is much different than most other industries, you can still get weed delivered safely and easily to your door. Here’s everything you need to know about ordering weed delivery in DC for your first time.

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There will be ground rules.

Under DC Initiative 71, cannabis can be legally given away for free to anyone aged 21 or older. With that said, you need to be at least 21. All cannabis delivery services will require you to be at least 21 or older to order or receive a delivery. In most cases, the company will ask you to take a selfie next to your photo ID to verify your age and identity.


While that may seem uncomfortable, it’s just to protect you and the business you purchase from. You’ll want to double-check that your personal information is deleted after verification before you commit to sending a picture of your ID to anyone, though. At Flower Avenue, we promptly delete any photo identification we receive before we build your order. We may ask to see your ID again upon delivery.


There will most likely be a delivery fee.

Getting around DC can be a time (and fuel) consuming process. With that said, most gifting companies in DC will charge a delivery fee or require a minimum subtotal to get delivery. Some companies will waive delivery fees if you order a certain amount of products, but it varies from company to company.


At Flower Avenue, we offer $20 delivery services anywhere in DC with a minimum subtotal of $125. This amount allows us to ensure our drivers are paid and that their vehicles always have the gas to bring your gifts to you. While tipping your driver isn’t mandatory, it’s always appreciated.


You will be paying for a physical item, not the weed itself.

Under DC Initiative 71, weed can’t legally be bought or sold. It has to be given away for free, like a gift. With that said, you usually pay for a physical item, like a sticker, t-shirt, piece of art, or exit bag, and get the weed with it for free. All prices you see listed on menu sites or a company’s website refer to the cost of the physical item and not the weed itself.


But that said, those items may be wildly overpriced. You might pay $150 for a sticker, but you’ll get an ounce of weed with it for free— so it balances out. It’s like buying weed with extra steps. But it’s the law!


You can only get weed delivered in DC.

DC laws are central to Washington DC. That said, businesses can’t legally deliver free weed in Washington DC in compliance with DC Initiative 71 to surrounding states or outside of the city proper.


Luckily, many companies also offer local pickup. If you live outside of DC, you can opt to pick your gifts up within city limits. You can also opt to have weed delivered to any address in Washington DC— whether it be a coffee shop, hotel, Airbnb, or restaurant. The process is easy as long as you can get weed at a DC address and you’re 21 or older.


Dos and don’ts for getting weed delivered in DC

If it’s your first time getting weed delivered in DC, you should know a few things before diving in.


DO ask to see the products.

While you’re shopping for weed in DC, it helps to shop with companies that can show you actual pictures of the gifts you’d be receiving. Many newer companies post stock photos of their products, but if you reach out to them and communicate, they’ll usually send you pictures of the gifts you’d be receiving. It helps to always ask for photos to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. At Flower Ave, you can see real pictures of all our products directly on our website.


DO ask questions.

If you’ve never used a specific type of product before or you want to learn more about how the delivery process works, feel free to ask questions. The company you’re doing business with should be happy to answer any and all questions you may have, whether they’re about specific products or strains, the delivery process, or how the DC industry works in general. You can call or text us anytime to get your questions answered. You can also check out our FAQ section and read the in-depth product descriptions on each store item.


DO have your ID and payment method ready.

When your driver arrives, be sure to have your photo ID and your order information ready. If you’re paying with cash or digital payment, your driver will be able to accept it. Having these items ready makes it easier to ensure that you get everything you ordered, but it also expedites the handoff process for you and your weed delivery driver.


DO NOT ask to buy weed directly.

Since DC Initiative 71 only allows for the gifting of weed for free, be sure never to ask to buy weed directly. You’ll always want to use the term “gift” instead of “buy” or “sell.” Asking to buy weed directly may make a business stop talking to you since they’re not allowed to sell weed directly. If you need to ask to see the menu and prices, ask for the gift menu.


Do not ask for delivery outside of DC.

It’s illegal for cannabis businesses in DC to deliver outside of DC city limits. That said, don’t ask them to make special arrangements for you— you could get them, or yourself, into serious trouble with the law. You may pick up cannabis in DC, or you can have it delivered to any address within DC city limits.


Weed Delivery in DC by Flower Avenue

Flower Avenue is your number one resource for cannabis gifts in DC. Our team is made up of longtime cannabis enthusiasts who are well versed in products, delivery methods, and strains. If you have any questions about anything, be sure to reach out to us directly. In the meantime, shop our stickers and the free cannabis gifts that come with them. You can see actual photos of all of our products in our store, and you can even place your order online. Just remember that you must be at least 21 or older to partake.


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