Scotts huddles with EPA about offering marijuana pesticides
Lawn care giant Scotts Miracle-Gro, which has made a string of cannabis-related acquisitions, is now looking to get into another industry niche, albeit a controversial one: pesticides.
Scotts CEO Jim Hagedorn said during a conference call with analysts that his company has been in talks with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about creating a pesticide that can be used on cannabis, the Columbus (Ohio) Business Journal reported.
Scotts’ proposal is significant because the cannabis industry has no standard rules governing pesticide use. The EPA regulates pesticides in the United States but has not authorized their use on cannabis