The hydroponics superstore know as WeGrow is set to open a new store in our nation’s capital this March. WeGrow has been referred to as the “Wal-Mart of Weed.” The franchise sells all of the products and services one would need to grow marijuana or other indoor plants, however does not sell the plant itself. This may come surprising to some with the recent crackdowns by the federal government, now there opening a mega store right in the heart of the district.
WeGrow D.C. franchisee Alex Wong secured a lease for the store at 1522 Rhode Island Ave, NE. The 2,500 square-foot store will feature a similar layout to weGrow’s West Coast retail stores and will provide a full array of products and services to medical marijuana cultivators and indoor gardening enthusiasts. The store is near the only Home Depot in Washington D.C. and is blocks from the Red Line Metro at the Rhode Island Ave. stop.
“This is a great step forward for medical marijuana patients in Washington D.C. and nearby states,” said Wong. “weGrow will be here to work with medical marijuana growers to ensure the safest indoor growing practices are being followed to produce the best quality medicine for patients.”
Though Wong has nearly a decade of business experience owning and operating a wholesale business in Maryland, opening this weGrow store is his first experience in the medical marijuana industry.
“I am confident that weGrow will fill a void of product and knowledge for approved cultivation centers in D.C. and for patients who need to grow their own medicine in other East Coast states where patient cultivation is legal,” said Wong.
WeGrow is a one-stop-shop for the products and services one would need to grow plants indoors. The D.C. store will feature a vast selection of hydroponic supplies; grow room demonstrations with real, non-marijuana plants; classes to teach safe and responsible practices for cultivation as well as expert technicians for professional grow room designs and builds.
Under the new D.C. law, D.C. doctors can write medical marijuana prescriptions for patients who suffer from conditions such as multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, cancer, glaucoma and other serious conditions. The law calls for 10 sites that will be authorized to grow the plant, five distribution centers where people can obtain medical marijuana with a D.C. doctor’s prescription. The lists for cultivation centers and dispensaries are due to be released in March with the full program under way by late spring.
Currently, the weGrow brand has three locations – in Sacramento, Calif.; Oakland, Calif.; and Phoenix, Ariz. Additional weGrow stores are set to open in California, Arizona, Michigan and Delaware.