8. Rise Of Alt-Cultivation
This uncertain environmental era demands radical changes when it comes to the cultivation of legal marijuana moving forward. The state of California passed the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act in 2016 that mandates requirements for water usage while prohibiting the use of volatiles or poisonous solvents in cannabis preparations.
Per Forbes, one such method that may be adopted by an increasing number of outdoor ganja gardeners in 2018 is the “rain-grown” method that, as the name suggests, collects rainwater and storm runoff which is utilized for hydrating plants, rather than primarily relying on groundwater.
The aptly titled Honest Marijuana company utilizes a method called “top feeding,” that ensures only five percent or even less of water is wasted in their cannabis production. Honest’s water-chilled climate-control system uses a third less electricity than a standard HVAC set-up. This is the kind of ingenuity that is essential to a future where mass-produced pot will compete for diminishing natural resources.