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Monopoly Control: Scotts Miracle-Gro Bought Hydroponics Supplier Sunlight Supply — And That’s Troubling. Here’s Why

In a move that’s generating intense alarm among hydroponics retailers and the cannabis grower community, Scotts Miracle-Gro is in the process of buying Sunlight Supply, the hydroponics distributor with a majority North American control of wholesale-supply grow lights, hydroponics nutrients, and gardening supplies. Scotts is reportedly shelling out $450 million for the acquisition of Sunlight […]

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Cultivation Oligopolies Are Set To Infiltrate The Canna Community. Here’s Why You Should Be Afraid

Although cannabis is nonlethal and useful for so many purposes, the same “reefer madness” that initiated prohibition in the 1930s is used to justify consolidation of the small and collective farming model in the legalization era. This isn’t unfamiliar territory, considering most of the United States agriculture market and so many other American industries have […]

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