Santa Rosa Hydroponics sold to Colorado retail chain GrowGeneration

During the Gold Rush, it was the merchants selling sifting pans who struck it rich and not the legions of 19th century fortune seekers looking for wealth in California’s rivers. Santa Rosa brothers Rick and Jason Barretta applied that wisdom to the nascent marijuana industry about 10 years ago when…

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Cops seized $22 million in marijuana cash from a Miami hydroponics shop owner. He won’t lose it all

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 1:51 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 1:52 pm By David Ovalle, Miami Herald MIAMI — The Miami Lakes man found with $ 22 million in suspected marijuana cash stuffed in orange buckets inside his house pleaded guilty Wednesday — but he won’t be losing all…

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Denver hydroponics retail chain expands to New England, improves positioning in legal cannabis states

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 5:08 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff GrowGeneration Corp., a Denver-based chain of hydroponic retail stores, planted some East Coast roots Wednesday by snapping up a hydroponic equipment supplier in Rhode Island. GrowGeneration bought the assets of East…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro sells off international operations to focus on core business and hydroponics

Published: Aug 31, 2017, 4:24 pm • Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 5:10 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Scotts Miracle-Gro has shed its Australia and European businesses in a deal that frees up the company to direct its attention on lawn-and-garden products and an ambition to become “the world’s…

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Boulder’s AeroGrow reports hydroponics revenue boost for owner Scotts Miracle-Gro

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 5:53 pm • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 5:53 pm By Shay Castle, Daily Camera Boulder-based AeroGrow, a maker of indoor gardens, reported revenue of $ 2.5 million for the quarter, an increase of 14 percent from last year. Sales were boosted by a nearly 25 percent…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector

Published: Aug 2, 2017, 12:24 pm • Updated: Aug 2, 2017, 12:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Scotts Miracle-Gro settles in on its play in hydroponics, it’s ratcheting down a buying spree and turning attention to integration and cost-saving. The venerable lawn-and-garden company’s goal is simple: “To…

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Suspect in armed robberies of Colorado hydroponics stores is charged with attempted murder

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 7:51 am • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 7:51 am By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post A man suspected of robbing several hydroponic grow stores over the past five months has been charged with 35 criminal counts, including four counts of attempted first-degree murder. Howard Dean Pedersen,…

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EPA fines Colorado hydroponics shop for sale of unlabeled pesticides

Published: Mar 13, 2017, 4:36 pm • Updated: Mar 14, 2017, 11:44 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Colorado grow-supply business is paying a federal fine because of its pesticide packaging. Grow Depot, a Northglenn hydroponics and indoor gardening store at 970 W. 104th Ave., was cited and…

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