Biggest backer of legal marijuana in NJ is a company best known for battling weeds

Who’s funding the effort to legalize cannabis for recreational use in New Jersey?It’s not the Big Marijuana companies.The largest contributor to the Garden State’s legalization drive is a lawn care company: Scotts Miracle-Gro, a firm best-known for grass seed, turf builder and battling weeds.The second largest backer is the American Civil Liberties Union of N.J.Scott’s has ponied up more than $800,000 so far to promote the ballot measure that would approve a constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for adult use, according to a report issued Wednesday by the New Jersey Election Law Enfor…

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