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Business of Marijuana

WeGrow franchisee Alex Wong, left, and WeGrow founder Dhar Mann, right pose inside the WeGrow store in northeast Washington as they prepare for its 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.

The Business of Marijuana

November 9, 2012

Currently there are 18 states in the U.S. that allow for the cultivation and distribution of medicinal marijuana to approved patients with prescriptions from their doctors. On Nov. 6, Colorado and Washington passed measures to extend the legislation to permit recreational use of marijuana.