'Walmart of weed' opening store in Washington, D.C.?
capital city, sprouting further debate on marijuana — medical or otherwise.
Just a few miles from the White
House and federal buildings, a company that candidly caters to medical
marijuana growers is opening up its first outlet on the East
Coast. The opening of the weGrow store on Friday in Washington coincides
with the first concrete step in implementing a city law allowing residents with
certain medical conditions to purchase pot.
Like suppliers of picks and axes during the gold rush,
weGrow sees itself providing the necessary tools to pioneers of a "green rush,"
which some project could reach nearly $9 billion within the next five years.
Admittedly smaller than a big box store, weGrow is not unlike a typical retailer
in mainstream America, with towering shelves of plant food and vitamins,
ventilation and lighting systems. Along with garden products, it offers how-to
classes, books and magazines on growing medical marijuana.