Oakland entrepreneur Dhar Mann, 25, is opening a new superstore in Oakland, which is being called the "Walmart of medical cannabis." Mann has assembled the largest selection of hydroponics and other grow supplies for the home production of medical cannabis.
In an interview Mann said "We’re excited that iGrow was born in the epicenter of the cannabis movement. And we’re even more thrilled to see the strong support that the City of Oakland and the community has shown us for the grand opening of our new business."
The event was formally attended by Oakland City Councilmembers Larry Reid, Desley Brooks and Ignacio de la Fuente. Oakland has benefited tremendously from medical cannabis, and was among the first to embrace the cold hard cash that comes from such establishments.
See Oaksterdam University link HERE to get an idea of the state of the industry.
The 15,000 sq ft facility will have everything, even a doctor who can evaluate you for medical cannabis. You can buy almost everything you need to grow medical cannabis, except one thing: medical cannabis. Seeds, or more commonly, clones, are only available from certain providers, and iGrow doesn’t qualify.
Medical cannabis has put pot into a semi-available state. The increased access has driven the price down and driven formerly illegal growers into shopkeeper status. Cannabis is one of nature’s easiest plants to grow, and many people are getting a physician’s letter and growing their own cannabis at home, like people used to make beer and wine at home.
No story on medical cannabis would be complete without a shot
of some skanky bud. We weren’t able to find a photo of
locally grown bud, except for a truckload heading for the landfill.
This bud’s for you, from Wiki.
However, legalization, first in California and a few other states, and then at the Federal level, will likely encourage corporations to swamp consumers with cheap factory marijuana products. When that happens small growers will disappear, and iGrow will be reduced to an aisle at Home Depot.
Currently there are no public medical cannabis providers from Truckee to Quincy and all of Sierra County. It might be something the economic development committee should consider.
Cannabis, Koehler’s drawing, showing all the useable parts of the cannabis plant, from HERE