What does the future of cannabis cultivation look like?

Tuesday, Jun 4, 2019

With over 10,000 years of history, cannabis cultivation remained quite traditional up until prohibition in the 1930s. As law enforcement became increasingly drastic, cannabis cultivation went indoor, switching from agricultural to horticultural practices. This led to efficiencies but also to a certain evolution of varietals being grown, driven by the new constrains imposed by prohibition. With legalization, we probably won’t go back in time but evolve toward new, less constrained or… otherwise constrained techniques.

There will be different routes taken, but what’s important for growers is to be empowered and free to take their preferred path, rather than being forced to fit within a certain model.


Big Ag companies, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF and Dow, have been looking at cannabis for some years now. They are already investing the cannabis space indirectly, through their venture capital arms or by appointing key leaders on cannabis companies’ boards. Phylos Bioscience is one example, which according to their CEO, Mowgli Holmes, has 2 Mergers & Acquisitions leaders from Syngenta and Dow on their Advisory Board…