Scientists Create Full Spectrum Cannabis Without the Plant

Canadian and Israeli company BioHarvest Sciences has announced the successful production of 22 pounds of fully viable cannabis biomass without actually growing the plant.

This first-of-its-kind achievement comes only weeks after the same company added former Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield to its board of advisors, a move that signals the company’s longer-term goals of taking their technology to space.

To make viable cannabis without growing the actual plant, the technicians at BioHarvest employed a proprietary technology platform. According to the press release announcing the achievement, this process can grow physical plant cells “in their natural structure” inside an enclosed bioreactor without growing the actual plant.

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