Miracle-Gro Expands From Weed Killer To Killer Weed

I fear the worst … previously healthy cannabis plants being infused with chemicals that are then smoked and, well, you know the rest. Dana Mattioli reports for the Wall Street Journal:

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has long sold weed killer. Now, it’s hoping to help people grow killer weed.

In an unlikely move for the head of a major company, Scotts Chief Executive Jim Hagedorn said he is exploring targeting medical marijuana as well as other niches to help boost sales at his lawn and garden company.

“I want to target the pot market,” Mr. Hagedorn said in an interview. “There’s no good reason we haven’t.”

Sales at Scotts rose 5% last year to $2.9 billion. But the Marysville, Ohio, company relies on sales at three key retailers—Home Depot Inc., Lowe’s Cos. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.—for nearly two-thirds of its revenue. With consumers still cautious about spending, the retailers aren’t building new stores as quickly as they used to, making growth for suppliers like Scotts harder to come by. Against that backdrop, Mr. Hagedorn has pushed his regional sales presidents to look for smaller pockets of growth, such as the marijuana market, that together could produce a noticeable bump in sales.

Sixteen states have legalized medical marijuana, the largest being California and Colorado. The market will reach $1.7 billion in sales this year, according to a report by See Change Strategy LLC, an information data services company.

While the report focuses on revenue from growers and dispensaries, Kris Lotlikar, president of See Change, said the market for companies selling hydroponic equipment and professional services is also thriving.

“We see very good growth for these types of companies as the medical-marijuana business grows,” he said…

[continues in the Wall Street Journal]

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  • Anonymous

    This is very bad. All cannabis should be organically grown.

  • JoiquimCouteau

    This is very bad. All cannabis should be organically grown.

    • DeepCough

       It’s true: fertilizers like Miracle Gro make for really bad weed. Grow organic weed.

  • KxBk6U

    According to Answers.com:

    “For the vegetative cycle you will need to find Miracle Grow for Azalea
    Camellia and Rhododendron. This will contain the high levels of Nitrogen
    are required by Marijuana during vegetative growth. For the flowering
    cycle you will need Miracle Grow Bloom Booster. This will provide the
    higher levels of Potassium and Phosphorus that is needed during the
    flowering state.”Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_miracle_grow_help_with_marijuana_plants#ixzz1PH1zi2eZ

  • KxBk6U

    According to Answers.com:

    “For the vegetative cycle you will need to find Miracle Grow for Azalea
    Camellia and Rhododendron. This will contain the high levels of Nitrogen
    are required by Marijuana during vegetative growth. For the flowering
    cycle you will need Miracle Grow Bloom Booster. This will provide the
    higher levels of Potassium and Phosphorus that is needed during the
    flowering state.”Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_miracle_grow_help_with_marijuana_plants#ixzz1PH1zi2eZ

  • DeepCough

     It’s true: fertilizers like Miracle Gro make for really bad weed. Grow organic weed.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously guys, did you expect any different? How do you think big tobacco got so big? The one bad thing about pot legalization will be big companies taking fairly innocuous pot and infusing it with chemicals and fertilizers and all that until it is filled to the brim with poison. Gotta stick to home grown stuff minus the weed killer.

  • SF2K01

    Seriously guys, did you expect any different? How do you think big tobacco got so big? The one bad thing about pot legalization will be big companies taking fairly innocuous pot and infusing it with chemicals and fertilizers and all that until it is filled to the brim with poison. Gotta stick to home grown stuff minus the weed killer.

  • Anonymous

    Try the cheapest nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer on the planet. Urine. 

  • Anonymous

    Try the cheapest nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer on the planet. Urine. 

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Try the cheapest nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer on the planet. Urine. 

  • Candy

    This is just another example of big companies poisoning the people to keep us weak, sick, stupid and docile.  Organic is the way to go for ALL plants.

  • Candy

    This is just another example of big companies poisoning the people to keep us weak, sick, stupid and docile.  Organic is the way to go for ALL plants.

  • Bob

    Do NOT poison our herb with this shit pls.

  • Bob

    Do NOT poison our herb with this shit pls.

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