D.C. man pleads guilty to giving away pot brownies for donations

WASHINGTON — The founder of a D.C. business that offered free marijuana brownies in exchange for what he called a “donation,” has pleaded guilty to pot distribution charges.

Nicholas Cunningham is the guy who launched Kush Gods, which used high-end cars covered with images of pot plants to attract customers.

Even after his December arrest the business boldly launched a mobile app which offered mobile ordering.

On Monday, Cunningham pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of marijuana distribution, and was sentenced to two years probation.

He also must pay $400 to D.C.’s Crime Victims Compensation Program.

While on probation, he’s not allowed to make any marijuana transactions or sell anything that even refers to pot.

He also has to remove all marijuana and Kush references from those luxury cars which were seized in connection with the case.

If he can’t afford to get the cars repainted, Cunningham has been ordered to either keep them covered or remove them from the District for the duration of his probation.

Possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in the District of Columbia, but selling it is still illegal.

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Michelle Basch

Michelle Basch is a reporter and anchor at WTOP.

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