A customer walks into a Home Depot Inc. store in Peoria, Illinois, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (Photo by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
Now Home Depot will be selling products that are specifically designed to grow marijuana on their website.
Home Depot, one of America’s biggest suppliers of lumber, construction goods, is taking a foray into cannabis. In a partnership with American Cannabis Company Inc., Home Depot will be selling products that can grow something a little more specific than Kentucky bluegrass.
As you might have already suspected, Home Depot will not be selling marijuana directly. The stores will not be including a dispensary between the faucets and the wheelbarrows. They won’t even be stocking cannabis products at retail locations. But Home Depot will be selling the Denver company’s brand of growth soil online through their digital storefront.
ACC’s SoHum Living Soils don’t have to used explicitly for cannabis, and other than the green color on the packaging there’s no blink-and-you’ll-miss-it giveaway that the product is intended for weed. But that’s what the stuff was originally designed for, and the ‘super soil’ will be available on Amazon, Walmart and Home Depot’s sites for purchase by those with green thumbs. Amazon and Walmart already sell certain cannabis-related items, but nothing as explicit as glass or pipes. More so hemp oils, hydroponics, and novelty Christmas trees.
“ACC will continue to evaluate other online sales platform opportunities as they present themselves,” said Terry Buffalo, American Cannabis Company Inc.’s CEO and funny name haver. “We are committed to getting our products out in the market and into the hands of the cultivators who can truly benefit from these solutions that we provide.”
While a soil from a cannabis company is a hallmark for a major retailer, don’t expect it to become a larger trend. Cannabis remains a Schedule I substance on a federal level, meaning that most cannabis products would be too much of a liability to ship from state to state. While big box takeovers is a concern to some outlets, it’ll only be likely when the White House changes its tone.