NEVADA: GrowGeneration, one of the largest specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening store chains selling to both the commercial and home cannabis markets, announced the opening of its 11th store in Las Vegas on January 17th. GrowGen separately announced that it is one of 11 companies recently added to MJIC’s Marijuana Index.
NEVADA: GrowGeneration, one of the largest specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening store chains, selling to both the commercial and home cannabis markets, with currently 10 locations in Colorado and 1 location in California, today announced that it has signed a 5-year lease on a 10,000 square foot facility in Las Vegas, Nevada for its 12th store. The Las Vegas location will serve as retail and warehouse location, and will service the growing number of both commercial and home growers in the Nevada market.
OHIO: The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. offshoot that targets young, urban gardeners has acquired a Santa Rosa, California-based hydroponics company popular with marijuana growers.
Hawthorne Gardening Co., a Scotts subsidiary formed in October, purchased General Hydroponics Inc. and Bio-Organic Solutions Inc.
Terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition should position the company in the growing marijuana market.
GREAT BRITAIN: A budding British astronaut has indicated that astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars might be able to grow cannabis aboard their spaceship.
Ryan MacDonald, a physics student at Oxford University, is one of five Brits named among the finalists for the Mars One mission, which will send a team on a mission to settle on the Red Planet.
He suggested it may be possible to use the spacecraft’s soil-free “hydroponics” plant-growing system to grow the green stuff on Mars.
The Mars One team will not be coming back to Earth, so any spaceship will be equipped with the means to grow food – or weed.