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Shelves are packed with items for sale at the WeGrow store  in northeast Washington, Thursday, March 29, 2012, in preparation for its Friday opening.  A company dubbed the
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Manuel Balce Ceneta

Shelves are packed with items for sale at the WeGrow store in northeast Washington, Thursday, March 29, 2012, in preparation for its Friday opening. A company dubbed the "Walmart of Weed" is putting down roots in America's 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. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Medical marijuana growers get D.C. store

By Michael Felberbaum

The Associated Press

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A company dubbed the “Walmart of Weed” is putting down roots in America’s 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 last 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.

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