The American lawn care giant, Scotts Miracle-Gro, has invested over US$1 billion in the cannabis industry. Their first moves began in 2015 when their subsidiary, Hawthorne Gardening, acquired General Hydroponics Inc. and Bio-Organic Solutions Inc. Ever since, Scotts has been acquiring companies and starting joint ventures to kick-start their R&D and vertically integrate their hydroponic supply business.
GSRX Industries Inc., headquartered in Dorado, Puerto Rico, is a vertically integrated company that produces, cultivates, distributes, and retails medical and adult-use cannabis products. Being headquartered in Puerto Rico, the company operates in Puerto Rico, but also has operations in California.
LiveWell Canada is a life sciences company formed in 2014 and based in Quebec, Canada. It is dedicated to creating health and wellness products derived from cannabis and hemp, but primarily developing hemp-derived CBD products.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Helix TCS is a business that is ancillary to the legal cannabis vertical. It offers numerous technological solutions as well as security options, servicing the producers, manufacturers, and distributors within cannabis industry.
Marrone Bio Innovations creates naturally-derived plant treatments like pesticides, fertilizers, and fungicides. It has six EPA-approved products created for use by organic and conventional farmers. Beyond these products, the company has an intellectual property portfolio of over 400 issued and pending patents.
THC Biomed International is a licensed medical marijuana producer based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. It produces and sells dried flower, cannabis oil, and cannabis resin to other licensed producers. Other products provided by this company include "starting materials" or marijuana plants.