Miracle Gro for MMJ?

If you’ve ever done any gardening, you’ve probably heard of Scotts Miracle-Gro, a soil treatment that is supposed to boost the production of healthy, strong plants. It’s a fairly mainstream product, available at almost every local hardware/garden store in America.

But company CEO Jim Hagedorn’s recent announcement about plans for Scotts is decidedly not mainstream. Speaking to the press earlier this week, Hagedorn said he planned to look into selling Miracle-Gro to folks who grow medical marijuana. “I want to target the pot market,” he said. “There’s no good reason we haven’t.”

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Hagedorn is considering the acquisition of “niche dirt companies” used by MMJ growers. The lawn-and-garden corporation is looking for new revenue streams to offset slowed expansion from big-box stores like Home Depot and Lowes, which are responsible for 2/3 of Scotts’ income.

Some of the necessary research is already complete. Scotts products often turn up when cannabis growers are raided, though there is some dissension in the pot growing community about the value of Miracle-Gro. Some growers swear by it, while others claim it leads to burnt, stressed plants.

According to the Journal the market Scotts may be tapping – the medical marijuana industry – could have sales around $1.7 billion this year, and that’s just the type of money the iconic lawn-and-garden-care company is looking for.

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5 Responses to Miracle Gro for MMJ?

  1. kushie q says:

    This is a great thing because if all businesses would just look they will see the value of making products for the marijuana industry. That would hopefully lead to more people realizing that it is a cash crop for all, legalize it then we can move on.

  2. CannaConnoisseur says:

    Ahhh, the dreaded Miracle-Gro soil for growing weed. I personally won’t even touch the stuff as the pH is way off and hard to counterbalance, as well as almost certain nute burn from what’s in the “soil.” However, with that said if the company comes up with a soil that is actually specialized for cannabis I may – I’ll say that again, may – consider using it. But when it comes down to it I consider it torture to place any marijuana plant in a Miracle-Gro medium. Just don’t do it, you’re better off going organic and from a hydro store if possible.

  3. bryanfury85 says:

    This is great news. Now we just need restaurants to cater to us a little. Lol

  4. reese 10 says:

    I used this for all of my plants because I didn’t know what else to use. My plants grew healthy and fast. I didn’t know about going to a hydro store at the time. Ignorance is bliss because I didn’t have any problems. I do hope they gear a new soil compound towards cannabis growth so the PH and all is better suited, as CannaConnoiseur stated.

  5. lindzzz says:

    I don’t know about the Mgro, I have always seen it as a no. I have a ton of friends who think that it automatically ruins a plant because of all the chemical crap in it. The Fox Farms organic soil smells better.