- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Capitol Hemp shop in the District of Columbia has reopened after being out of business for three years.

The Washington Post (https://wapo.st/1N9QWzu) reports that Monday was the first day the store was open since possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year.

The official grand opening is Wednesday.

Capitol Hemp’s co-owner Adam Eidinger and his partner, Alan Amsterdam, first opened the store in 2008. In 2012, they agreed to close the shop after it was raided by police and six people were arrested for violating drug paraphernalia laws.

Since selling marijuana is against the law, Capitol Hemp cannot offer any actual marijuana products. However, customers and employees can explicitly talk about marijuana and how to use products that are sold in the store.

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