Weed in Space


The Big Picture:

Daaaang SpaceX! Last week, it was barley to make beer. Now it’s weed. Somebody call us a space taxi. There’s a holiday party at the International Space Station and we want to go! Seriously, though, nobody's getting high up there. This weed doesn't even have enough THC to get you high.


The Real Scoop:

Front Range Biosciences is partnering with SpaceCells USA Inc. and BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado, Boulder to send hemp and coffee tissue culture to space to monitor how they grow in microgravity. Their payload is expected to be shipped to ISS aboard the SpaceX Dragon sometime in March 2020.


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