D.C. Medical Marijuana Entrepreneurs Turn to weGrow for Expertise in Permit Applications

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More Than a Hydro Store: weGrow Offers Dispensary & Cultivation Permit Consulting

“There is a serious lack of information available to those looking to get into the medical marijuana industry - and do it right,” said Mann.

In Washington D.C., those wishing to win a medical marijuana cultivation permit have only a few days remaining before the Sept. 16 deadline. The stringent process is causing many entrepreneurs to turn to experts for assistance, including weGrow, a national hydroponics superstore chain and dispensary permit consultant.

Medical Marijuana Entrepreneur Gar Roberts has already been granted “approval to apply” for two cultivation licenses as well as one dispensary permit in D.C. He says that it was vital for him to get application assistance from a company who had the know-how and experience in the medical marijuana industry. For him, that company is weGrow.

Dhar Mann, founder of weGrow, says that because the medical marijuana industry is so new, entrepreneurs cannot simply turn to their everyday business attorney and CPA for insight and advice.

“There is a serious lack of information available to those looking to get into the medical marijuana industry- and do it right,” said Mann.

That's where weGrow comes in: the company best known for its national chain of hydroponics superstores also helps clients win dispensary permits. Aside from selling franchise rights to its successful medical marijuana superstores, weGrow has also helped clients write proposals in Arizona, California, New Jersey and New Mexico to apply for a permit to grow and sell medical marijuana. Now weGrow is helping clients like Roberts, in winning one of the 10 cultivation licenses and five dispensary licenses available in Washington D.C.

To assist entrepreneurs like Roberts, weGrow assembled a team of top professionals including doctors, lawyers, scientists, architects, CPAs, horticulturalists, engineers and others to create comprehensive dispensary application plans, specific to each state. Mann says that the intellectual property that weGrow has developed on medical marijuana cultivation and dispensing would easily cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to develop independently.

"We are able to pool all of our resources to create plans and applications specific to each state's strict guidelines, and then we sell those plans to interested entrepreneurs," said Mann. "By doing this, we save our clients the countless hours, stress and significant funds it would take to find and hire an expert in each specific area. Most people can’t call their CPA for help with projections for growing medical marijuana."

Roberts is one of the Washington D.C. clients who hired weGrow to assist with the permit application process. A medical cannabis patient himself, Roberts decided to get into the industry when he experienced a major injury to two discs in his back that caused him massive pain. When the doctor prescribed a variety of habit-forming narcotics, he opted for cannabis over the side effects he would experience from the prescription drugs. Now Roberts is committed to helping other patients by opening a dispensary and by growing the plant himself; he is hoping that weGrow can help him obtain the permits to do both in D.C.

Additionally, a weGrow store is set to open in Washington D.C. by the end of 2011. weGrow is a one-stop-shop for the products and services one would need to grow plants indoors. The store will feature approximately 10,000 square feet of hydroponic supplies, live grow room demonstrations with non-marijuana plants, classes to teach safe and responsible practices for cultivation as well as expert technicians for professional grow room assistance.

About weGrow
weGrow is the first honest hydroponics store, geared towards selling the products and services necessary to grow marijuana for those with medical marijuana needs. From the largest showroom of hydroponic equipment, to grow training services; weGrow is a one-stop-shop for cultivators. weGrow has several locations nationwide and has plans for continued growth. For more information, please visit http://www.weGrowStore.com.

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