Miracle Grow for Weed and WalMart of Weed
Welcome to the first episode of what may be a regular show here at Indie Nation. Before we even begin we do not wish to imply that this is an endorsement of marijuana use nor is it the opinion of the station. It is a little spur of the moment thing that Leiser and Lumpy decided to give a whirl. We always seem to run into such stories when we are digging the news for Stupid As Charged and believe that there is certainly an entertainment value to it.
Besides, the debate regarding the legalization of marijuana, not only for medical purposes but recreational as well, has been going on forever. Lumpy can ever recall Paul Harvey doing “The Rest of the Story” shows on “ditch weed” and, no joke, this cough syrup that performed so well that, feminizing the name in honor of his wife, the pharmacist named it Heroine.
For those of you who listen to Meshelly and Lumpy live Fridays at midnight, you know how much Lumpy likes to spin comedy music and there is also no shortage of that type of music regarding mary jane. Also we do not consider this podcast safe for work, children and ultra right conservatives… With the disclaimer out of the way, let’s get our virtual buzz on.
“Wal-Mart of Weed” Soon to Open in Arizona
Well that won’t be the actual name but stop off at weGrow, keeping it geek with the lower case “w” as in iPhone, and you can be well on your way to being a cannabis cultivator. The store is scheduled to open soon in Sacramento
Don’t get too excited though, the store is not actually selling weed itself. They sell everything but the plant and are catering to those who cultivate their own plants. That would include, soil, tools, irrigation system, fertilizer, lights, containers, hydroponic equipment of course, and, just to be safe,they have a doctor on site on site who can diagnose you and issue the required card to legally grow your own medicine.
Miracle-Gro for Mary Jane?
The Consumerist is reporting that Scott’s Miracle-Gro is considering how to target the medical marijuana growers. While, at first, that may seem like a “what were you smoking idea” the company spokesman claims that have had no good reason to ignore this new growing market in the USA. Medical marijuana is now legal in 16 states and is expected to be reach billions in sales annually.
The companies CEO stated that he would like to specifically target this new growing market. In my opinion, if is legal and they do not do so, it only means that another competitor shall fill the niche. In other words, does the dirt giant have any choice in the matter?
The Consumerist references a Wall Street Journal article in which it states:
Sales at Scotts rose 5% last year to $2.9 billion. But the Marysville, Ohio, company relies on sales at three key retailers—Home Depot Inc., Lowe’s Cos. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.—for nearly two-thirds of its revenue. With consumers still cautious about spending, the retailers aren’t building new stores as quickly as they used to, making growth for suppliers like Scotts harder to come by. Against that backdrop, Mr. Hagedorn has pushed his regional sales presidents to look for smaller pockets of growth, such as the marijuana market, that together could produce a noticeable bump in sales.
I wonder if the company has contacted the “WalMart of Weed” to see if they are stocking the famous potting soil? Maybe they should do some market research and look into names like “Pot Soil”, “Weed Be Growin” or “High Tested Miracle-Gro”?
There is no way we can resist the temptation on this one and we are closing with “The Weed is What I Need” by Rex P. Clem. You can find Rex over at Mevio’s Music Alley. You can friend and follow him on MySpace, FaceBook and Twitter.