Cannabis should open doors—not shut them.


The wave of cannabis legalization is a net good: Growers are coming out of the shadows, the agricultural economy is getting a boost, and millions of people have access to the plant for a variety of purposes. But ending prohibition isn’t enough—even after legalization, the shockwaves of the drug war still run through the communities most impacted by it. For many, including those who have been in the cannabis business for decades, prohibition still runs strong, even in areas that have legalized or decriminalized cannabis.

Hawthorne Gardening Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, recognizes the disparities in the cannabis industry. Cannabis growers of all sizes have been loyal…

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