Bootleggers and Baptists, 2011 version

Larry Ribstein —  14 June 2011

Back in college, I didn’t think it would happen this way:

Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. has long sold weed killer. Now, it’s hoping to help people grow killer weed. In an unlikely move for the head of a major company, Scotts Chief Executive Jim Hagedorn said he is exploring targeting medical marijuana as well as other niches to help boost sales at his lawn and garden company. * * *

Raids on pot-growing operations have turned up Scotts products. Mr. Hagedorn takes that as a good sign of brand awareness* * *

Larry Ribstein


Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law

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    Step 3: Via corporate income taxes, government makes money off it.

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