SMG's Hawthorne Launches Social Justice Fund Aimed At Fixing 'War On Drugs' Damage

Hawthorne Gardening Company, a subsidiary of Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG), recently announced the launch of the Hawthorne Social Justice Fund — a $2.5 million fund created to support not-for-profit organizations with cannabis social justice missions.

“It’s obvious that our nation experienced a watershed moment this year in terms of how we think about and discuss social justice. To us, this meant we needed to both look hard at what we’re doing and make sure we’re doing an adequate job informing our consumers and the industry at large,” says Chris Hagedorn, senior vice president and general manager of Hawthorne.

Social Justice in Mind: At first, the fund — managed by the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation — will provide grants focused on addressing the disproportionate level of cannabis arrests and incarcerations among people of color.

“The Hawthorne Social Justice Fund within the …

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