With every Cannabis sativa seed or clone or tissue culture planted, Earth gets a little more emerald. It offers humankind a medicinal treasure chest of hundreds of molecules including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, each with increasingly proven efficacy, especially as an ensemble. The plant even offers sanctuary to honeybees by providing pollen and nutrition, helping keep them healthy and happy. Perhaps the sweet scent of dozens of terpenes can help lure them away from crops that cause harm.
Escalating the cultivation of cannabis is critical. To do so will take resources, and when you look at our current environmental forecast, it’s not really optimistic. We’ll need to focus on healthy genetics, relentlessly optimized growing practices, appropriate nutritional supplementation to ensure the soil is vibrant, lighting innovations designed for flower production, and majestic mountains of data to help feed us information so we can plan or revise or just have peace of mind that what we’re doing is for the good of the planet.