Walmart Of Weed. A Walmart-type of store opens for weed medical patients in Sacramento, California. The medical marijuana emporium is a large 10,000 square foot store and Arizona could be next.
It opened on Saturday with a complete how-to gardening tips and merchandise to help customers with their weed and to help medical marijuana patients grow pot.
The cavernous weGrow hydroponics store marketing itself as a retail outlet is the first national franchise for a company that bills itself as a supply and training destination for legal pot growers. In coming months, weGrow plans to open stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey and Oregon.
The Sacramento Bee reports the enterprise started in Oakland last year as a warehouse store called iGrow.
Pot isn’t sold or grown at the store. In the past, hydroponics outlets have avoided any mention of marijuana because pot cultivation is illegal under federal law. But hydroponics stores have exploded as states approve medical marijuana use.
The enterprise started in Oakland last year as a warehouse store called iGrow and didn’t sell any marijuana.
Yet the gardening emporium attracted national attention for its unbridled embrace of the marijuana culture. It featured an on-site doctor offering medical-pot recommendations and sales staff eagerly pitching grow lights and nutrients while teaching people how to raise bountiful cannabis buds.
The Oakland location is being reorganized as a non-retail distribution hub for a network of retail hydroponics outlets. The Sacramento store, billed as “the first honest hydro store,” is to be followed by weGrow stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey and Oregon in coming months.
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