By Jon Hiltz, Marijuana.com
Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the last few years, you are aware of humanity’s recent efforts to create a thriving space tourism industry. Geniuses and corporate business giants such as Elon Musk and Richard Branson have committed to taking people beyond the confines of our little blue oxygen bubble, boldly going where no one has gone before.
The latest private enterprise looking to the stars is one called Moon Express. They are the first private company in the history of our planet that has been granted permission to travel beyond Earth’s orbit and land on the moon. Moon Express has an interest in creating a thriving space tourism industry, and eventually they want to assist with the colonization of our only lunar satellite as well.
So if people are really going to leave the planet and go elsewhere, plans need to be made. What we know from recorded history is that where humans go so does cannabis. That’s why Marijuana.com spoke with Naveen Jain, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Moon Express, to see how people will get their pot in space.
“Our goal really is one day for humans to be able to live away from Planet Earth,” said Jain. “If someday we were to get hit by an asteroid, we would all [end up like]the dinosaurs.” Jain went on to add that these colonization goals are long-term. In the short-term, they are looking at tourism, which means food, drinks, and of course pot, will be a must.
At first, all vegetation would more than likely need to be shipped from Earth. But eventually, the moon will need to produce its own sustainable crop of Skywalker OG (and of course fruits and vegetables).
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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.