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SpaceX is flying cannabis to the ISS so scientists can see if it mutates - Cannabis News

An agricultural technology company has announced that it will be sending cannabis to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a scientific experiment.

Plant cell cultures of hemp -- a variety of cannabis which has very low levels of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) -- and coffee will be transported to the ISS aboard the next SpaceX resupply mission scheduled for March 2020.

The company, Front Range Biosciences -- in collaboration with SpaceCells USA Inc. and BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado, Boulder -- wants to investigate whether the unique conditions in space can lead to genetic mutations in the plants.

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Aristos Georgiou ~ Newsweek.com ~

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