For years, it has been rumored that Monsanto plans to conquer the cannabis industry with genetic engineering just as it took care of the corn and soy industries. Although they have always denied any intention of doing so, at this point it is unlikely that anyone really believes them. On the contrary, many in the cannabis sphere are ready to resist any kind of marijuana acquisition from Monsanto or any of their cohorts.
But the evidence is increasing, which strongly highlights the idea that Monsanto actually intends to take control of the cannabis plant, and does not look good for medical users, or for those planning to enter the industry.
Former Nazi collaborator Bayer buys Monsanto for $ 66 billion
You may recall in September that Bayer, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, made an agreement to buy Monsanto for $ 66 billion. Although Monsanto has been voted the world’s most wicked company in 2013 and its reputation has continued to decline since then, Bayer has still moved forward with the buyout.
A merger between these two companies is not surprising, as if they both had a long history of involvement with Nazism and chemical weapons such as the orange agent who ravaged Vietnam since the war. In fact, Bayer began as a company breaking the infamous IG Farben, which produced the chemical weapons used by Jews during the Nazi reign. After the war, Farben was forced to break into several companies, including BASF, Hoeschst and Bayer.
Soon after the Nuremberg trials, 24 Farben executives were sent to prison for crimes against humanity. However, in just seven years, each of them was released and began to occupy high positions in each of the former Farben companies, and many of them started working for the Russian, British and American governments through a joint intelligence called “Operation Staple for sheets“.
“IG (Interessengemeinschaft) stands for” Association of Common Interests “: the IG Farben cartel included BASF, Bayer, Hoechst and other German chemical and pharmaceutical companies As shown by the documents, IG Farben was intimately involved in the human experimental atrocities committed by Mengele at Auschwitz: A German monitoring organization, the GBG network, keeps copious documents and tracks the activities of Bayer Pharmaceutical. “- Alliance for Human Research Protection
After all these years, Bayer is now richer and more powerful than the previous I.G. Farben has never been.
Monsanto and Miracle-Gro have close business ties
According to Big Buds magazine, Monsanto and Scotts Miracle-Gro have a “deep commercial partnership” and plan to conquer the cannabis industry. Hawthorne, a front group for Scotts, has already purchased three of the largest cannabis growing companies: General Hydroponics, Botanicare and Gavita. Many other hydroponic companies have also reported purchase attempts by Hawthorne.
“They want to bypass retail stores of hydroponic products … When we said we would not be sleeping with them, they said, ‘Well, we could just buy your whole business like we did with Gavita and do what we want’.” – Hydroponic Representative Lighting
Jim Hagedorn, CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, has even said that he plans to “invest, as, half a billion in [taking over] the vessel business … It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever seen in the meadow and garden“.
He also invested in companies such as Leaf, which grows cannabis in an electronically-controlled covered terrarium accessible via smartphones.
Secrets of Bayer and Monsanto Trade Industry on the production of GMO marijuana
It is logical that Bayer, as the parent company, would work with Monsanto to share secrets that could promote mutual business. Many people in the cannabis industry have warned about this, including Michael Straumietis, founder and owner of Advanced Nutrients.
“Monsanto and Bayer share information on genetically modified crops,” notes Straumietis. “Bayer collaborates with GW Pharmaceuticals, which grows its own patented marijuana genetics, and it’s logical to conclude that Monsanto and Bayer want to create GMO marijuana.” – Michael Straumietis
It is possible that Bayer and Monsanto can create a monopoly on marijuana seeds in the same way they have created a monopoly on corn and soy. Through immense corporate power and the enforcement of the International Patent Act, these companies could place themselves in a position of total control over cannabis both as a medicine and for recreational use, using the same model used for the food crops they control.
But not all hopes are lost. There is still the possibility of fighting against the monopoly of Bayer-Monsanto by boycotting genetically modified products, Miracle-Gro and other Scotts-branded products, Bayer pharmaceuticals and companies that do business with any of these. If you buy cannabis seeds, they can be stored for years to be used later or if you live in an area where it is legal, grown on their own, while supporting hydroponic and nutritious companies that do not do business with these giant companies.
“Companies and people with hundreds of billions of dollars know that marijuana is a miraculous plant, they want to come in and steal our plants, seeds and industry from us, [and] we have to stop them.” – Straumietis