02 Jun '11, 5am

Welcome to the Wal-Mart of Weed! Marijuana + superstore in the same sentence sounds... trippy.

PHOENIX - SOME local wags are calling it the 'Wal-Mart of Weed' or 'Home DePot.' Seeking to capitalise on Arizona's newly enacted medical marijuana law, a California-based company on Wednesday opened a superstore-sized weGrow garden centre in Phoenix catering to those who want to cultivate their own cannabis. 'We sell everything but the plant itself,' said Dhar Mann, founder of weGrow, the company that began franchising its big-box stores with outlets in Oakland and Sacramento, California. 'We sell the products and the services for people to safely and responsibly cultivate their medicine.' The 1950 sq m store offers some 2,000 products, including soil, grow lights and irrigation trays, specially designed for effective marijuana growing, Mr Mann said. A doctor is on site to furnish eligible patients the initial medical approval needed to apply to the state health departmen...

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