Navigating the marijuana sector: Q&A with Chris Hagedorn, GM of Scotts Miracle-Gro unit Hawthorne Gardening

Navigating the marijuana sector: Q&A with Chris Hagedorn, GM of Scotts Miracle-Gro unit Hawthorne Gardening

MJ Biz Daily reports, “The Ohio company’s subsidiary, Hawthorne Gardening in Vancouver, Washington, has more recently helped cultivators with a trickier plant than carrots or Kentucky bluegrass: cannabis. “

The whole industry is going through a shift right now. It’s certainly had a short-term negative impact on our business – a lot of customers, a lot of retailers and a lot of companies like ours, on the “picks and shovels” side.

I think it’ll turn around. I’m optimistic. We’re still enthusiastic about the long-term outlook. I do wish that more states that pass laws would reach out to other states that have been through legalization to understand what mistakes not to make.

Chris Hagedorn

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