Story by Mike DeBonis
Featured in: “The Washington Post”
Adam Eidinger stands next to the wall and gives it a good, solid knock.
“Hemp board,” he says. “First retail store to be built out of it. It’s held up remarkably well.”
Eidinger and business partner Alan Amsterdam imported 2,000 pounds of the stuff from China while building Capitol Hemp in an Adams Morgan basement four years ago. Since then, hemp-board shelves have held products also made of non-psychoactive strains of industrial cannabis — soap, paper, shoes, coats, hats. Dog beds and wood stain, even.
But no longer. Friday was Capitol Hemp’s last day of business.