GrowX’s aeroponics-enabled cannabis cultivation system requires 95% less water than traditional agriculture, and yields up to 300% more green.

In terms of the numbers, the legal marijuana industry is making strides: The market was valued at $7.2 billion in 2016, and projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17%.

Recreational sales are expected to quadruple by 2020–recreational marijuana is legal in eight states and D.C., and that number is predicted to rise to 18 states by 2020.

In that same time frame, the industry could grow to employ more people than the manufacturing sector. But for all these advancements, the growing techniques, by and large, remain mired in outdated agricultural practices. Marijuana is a thirsty crop: A single plant requires up to six gallons of water per day to grow.

Click here to read the complete article

Eillie Anzilotti ~ FastCompany.com ~

 

Recent News Articles

Thursday November 07

What Tuesday’s Elections Mean For State And Local Marijuana Reform - Cannabis News

in Politics

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Tuesday’s state and local elections across the U.S. saw several gains for the marijuana reform…

1614 hits

Thursday November 07

High flyers: legal cannabis creates grey area for US airports - Cannabis News

in Travel

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

As US states continue to legalise cannabis for medical and recreational use, an awkward tangle…

2016 hits

Thursday November 07

Too much weed: Canadian cannabis producers are sitting on a mountain of inventory - Cannabis…

in Finance

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

'I suspect it’ll be a race to the bottom with price because everyone now has…

1984 hits

Thursday November 07

Michigan State Police Don't Know What to do With All These Marijuana Smells - Cannabis…

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

Recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan on December 6, 2018. However, law enforcement is still…

1970 hits

Friday November 08

California mom challenging district over child's use of cannabis oil at school - Cannabis News

in Law & Crime

by Bruce Kennedy - Editor in Chief

"It is OK for him to have valium in class... but God forbid we have…

1955 hits