While cannabis is a market that could well be legalized in most of the world in the next few years, many technological revolutions have been invented to improve the cultivation of cannabis, whether indoor, outdoor, for personal or commercial consumption. Let’s take a look at the most emblematic and sought-after ones.
Artificial intelligence at the service of cannabis cultivation
AI is everywhere, why not in your garden? Artificial intelligence can indeed be beneficial for cannabis cultivation, whether in terms of forecasting, managing or identifying needs. Some algorithms, based on hundreds or even millions of databases, can, just by scanning a room, determine the flowering stage of a plant.
On a large scale, this could represent hundreds of hours saved for farmers or cannabis specialists, who will only have to equip their greenhouses or go through the rows with the appropriate tools. Innovations for this sector using AI are well underway: while in Israel and Canada, cannabis production is being studied by scientists, it is the subject of technological competitions in South Africa among students. You might as well say that this is the future of cannabis cultivation.
The whole Internet in one gadget
With facial recognition, why not apply this principle of artificial intelligence to learn how to grow well based on the seeds or varieties you have in front of you?
Indeed, there are now tools allowing you to differentiate the seeds and their properties: you will be able at any time to distinguish the feminized Charlottes Angel’s and how to cultivate it according to its properties, when to water it when to cut it. It is a real online encyclopedia, which finds everything for you and guides you in your step.
Intelligent lighting systems
If it seems to be a simple detail, lighting is one of the essential elements for the culture of cannabis: a lousy light or exposure, and your whole plant could be spoiled. That’s where some technological revolutions come in to guarantee good growth: with intelligent lighting.
These are devices that adapt autonomously to the needs of the plants since it is necessary to favour a red light for the flowering, a whole cycle light for the period from germination to flowering and violet light at the growth stage. These automated processes, thanks to home automation or artificial intelligence, are the future of large-scale cannabis production.
Transgenic seed banks
When it comes to technological progress and revolution, it’s all about original ideas. The sector of the culture of cannabis does not escape the deal with a relatively recent invention, which is the bank of transgenic seeds. In other words, it is about banks allowing to store seeds efficiently to preserve them in the long term and to protect them from possible alterations, or to transform them by modifying them with other genes of other seeds. An invention that already exists in several countries has a bright technological future in terms of research.
While the culture of cannabis is authorized in the United States, in Canada, in several countries of Africa and Europe, some conservative countries seem to be moving towards a relaxation of their legislation concerning recreative cannabis use and growing. You can find a selection of some of the best cannabis seeds in this blog post.