‘Walmart of weed’ to open in DC Friday

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A medicinal marijuana supplier is opening its doors Friday in Washington, D.C.

WeGrow, which has been widely labeled the “Walmart of weed,” does not actually sell marijuana, but rather provides materials to cultivate and nurture the plants.

“The more that businesses start to push the envelope by showing that this is a legitimate industry, the further we’re going to be able to go in changing people’s minds,” said weGrow founder Dhar Mann.

WeGrow currently has two store locations: one in Sacramento, California, and another in Phoenix, Arizona.  In addition to the store opening in the nation’s capital, the company plans to open stores in Flagstaff, Arizona and San Jose, California.

According to the Washington Post’s Time Craig, 28 applications “to create and manage” medical marijuana cultivation centers were submitted to the D.C. Council as of January.

WeGrow’s website provides “Mary Jane” entrepreneurs with everything from “cannabis consulting” to “grow rocks.”

The store will be located at 1522 Rhode Island Ave, NE, mere blocks from a Metro station.

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