Chinese scientists announced plans to cultivate cannabis in space and on the lunar surface.
Chinese scientists announced plans to cultivate cannabis in space and on the lunar surface. Unknown to the public, Chinese scientists included a seventh biological experiment as a part of the Chang’e 4 lunar mission. Scientists report that the unique microgravity environment of space, exposure of high UV light, and the lunar soil allows the plant to cultivate truly unique and novel characteristics of cannabinoids and terpenes. The shocking revelation comes after the WHO reclassified Cannabis to schedule 1, promoting many nations to invest in Cannabis research and development. Chinese officials highlight the lack of international treaties governing space as one of the key factors in exploring cannabis cultivation in space.
The lead mission scientist, professor Jia Normous of the Yunnan University of Agriculture said that the next stage of the project involves building a self-contained microgravity grow room that can be automated and operated remotely using drones and AI. “China is already a world leader in Cannabis production. We have over 10,000 years of practical knowledge of Cannabis cultivation and medicinal use. Space and lunar cannabis development will give scientists new areas to explore in the search for the ultimate experience for patients and consumers.”