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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Capitol Hemp reopened Monday night at its new location in Northwest D.C. three years after they closed down their original stores.

The new store, located at 1770 Columbia Road NW, is less than two blocks from the original location on Adams Mill Road that opened in 2008.

By 2011, owner Adam Eidinger opened a second location in Chinatown. But in 2012, he was forced to shut down both stores after raids by D.C. police.

Now that it's legal to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana in the district, Capitol Hemp has once again opened their doors to sell clothing and accessories.

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"It's a traditional head shop, but with a very friendly cannabis approach. And typically these stores would shy away from their cannabis connection because it would be illegal to sell a pipe for marijuana. But now, you can come in and say 'I'm using this pipe for marijuana' and it's not against the law, which is the big deal here today for us," Eidinger said.

In addition to smoking paraphernalia and marijuana growing equipment, Capitol Hemp also sells hemp clothing, hemp cosmetics and food made from hemp seeds that won't get you high.

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