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One-stop marijuana shop set to open in D.C.

Monday - 3/26/2012, 9:15am  ET

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A medical marijuana supply shop, weGrow, is set to open on Friday. The Northeast location at the intersection of Rhode Island and Franklin is about 2.3 miles from the U.S. Capitol visitor's center. (Courtesy Google Maps)

WASHINGTON - A new superstore is set to open in D.C., and it has a very specific clientele: Growers of medical marijuana.

At 1:30 p.m. on Friday, weGrow opens its doors at 1522 Rhode Island Ave. NE -- the same day D.C. lawmakers are set to announce the winners of medical marijuana permits. The District joined 16 states by legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in 2010.

In addition to plant-growing supplies, weGrow will teach classes on plant and vegetable cultivation and host live grow-room demonstrations with non-marijuana plants.

"This store will serve as a hub for many surrounding states and will be a great launching pad to promote safe and responsible cultivation practices to new growers as medical marijuana laws move eastward," weGrow founder Dhar Mann said in a March 23 press release.

This is weGrow's fourth location -- there are currently two shops open in California as well as a Phoenix location. Michigan, Delaware and New Jersey are scheduled for future stores.

Thomas Warren contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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