Phoenix Medical Marijuana Superstore Opens
June 2, 2011
A California-based company has opened a medical marijuana growing supply superstore Wednesday in Phoenix called weGrow, selling what you need to grow your own supply. Two other weGrow stores billed as the Walmart of marijuana stores first opened in California. The 21,000 square-foot Phoenix store does not offer marijuana for sale, but does have some 2,000 products for the cultivating of medical marijuana, including hydroponic equipment, grow lights, books and irrigation trays. A doctor is also available at an adjacent clinic to give eligible patients the medical approval needed to apply to state health departments for cards authorizing them to legally grow and use medical marijuana. State law allows qualified patients who live more than 25 miles from a dispensary to grow up to 12 plants for their personal use, and for designated caregiver to grow marijuana for up to five people. The opening of the store was made possible by the approval last fall of medical cannabis by Arizona voters and was supposed to coincide with the first day Arizona would accept applications for medical marijuana users, but the state has gone to federal court over the matter to make sure residents will not be prosecuted for federal crimes.