Some Vancouver retailers are pushing cannabis companies to remove or at least identify palm oil in various cannabis products, from vape pens to beverages. The
North 40 uses a high pressure aeroponics system to grow their cannabis – the same technology NASA uses in space to grow food. This method uses 98% less water, 60% less fertilizer and 100% less pesticides than conventional agriculture, while yielding up to 75% more production.
Researchers from Universities in Mississippi, USA and Egypt recently released a paper on the chemical study of Cannabis sativa roots, identifying antimicrobial activity in two of ten identified compounds.
The Nipissing First Nation in Ontario recently announced their intention to lower the age of access to cannabis on their land, as well as allow the sale of edibles beginning in May of this year.
In situations where farmland or water is limited, and in times where demand for food is high, there are advantages to a system that can harness a natural process to regularly produce several sources of food.