Buy the big momentum or buy the big pullback? That's one question you might ask when it comes to deciding between Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON) and Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE:SMG). Shares of Cronos are up more than 45% so far in 2018, while Scotts stock has plunged around 40% year to date.
Another question you might ask is whether to invest in a pure-play marijuana stock (Cronos) or a top supplier to marijuana growers with extensive operations in addition to its cannabis focus (Scotts). But the best way to determine which of these two marijuana stocks is the better pick is to look at their future prospects. Here's how Cronos Group and Scotts Miracle-Gro compare.