Earlier this year we discussed the pot-growing supply superstore, weGrow, that opened up in northern California.
We knew this place would be big and our predictions are coming true! The store, nicknamed the "Walmart of Weed", has opened up its first location outside of Cali in Pheonix, Arizona!
The store that refers to itself as "the nation's only hydroponics franchise that openly talks about medical marijuana", opened its biggest branch yet in the state after voters approved medical marijuana last fall.
The grand opening on Wednesday features indoor growing demonstrations, expert panels on building professional grow rooms, a physician to evaluate patients interested in obtaining a medical marijuana card, and classes teaching how to safely grow the plant.
Founder Dhar Mann is predicting 100,000 residents in Arizona will obtain a card to buy the controlled substance, but so far only 4,000 have.
A federal lawsuit, filed Friday by the states Attorney General and Governor questioning the legality of the medical marijuana proposition passed by voters, may not help weGrow's business grow either.
Mann, however, remains not only faithful in his business, but the future of the pot industry, saying:
"Medical marijuana cultivating, dispensing, and consuming will exist with or without governmental approval. It's time to tax and regulate this industry so legitimate business people and patients are not criminalized."
Although voters approved the progressive law, we've sadly seen OTHER progressive laws overturned, so only time will tell if Arizona gets to keep legal weed.