It might be crazy to think about but within 30 years, humans will have an established colony on Mars. Along with humans comes the need for food, water, companionship and of course, recreation. Seeing as the recreation options on the red planet are limited, perhaps NASA astronauts will look to marijuana to deliver a little rest and relaxation.
NASA ASTRONAUTS HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO GROW MARIJUANA ON MARS
For those thinking it’s impossible to grow marijuana on Mars, think again. Scientists have just finished an experiment testing how well we can grow crops in space. Already, they know out how to harvest ten different crops including peas, tomatoes, and rye. They even made a soil that mimics that of the red planet. If this can be done in the year 2016, think how NASA astronauts will improve upon this in 2030. There’s no doubt that they can grow pot in space. However, many will ask them “why?”
NASA ASTRONAUTS ARE PEOPLE TOO; MARS MARIJUANA WILL BE TRENDY
Mars is an entirely different planet than Earth but humans are humans. Whether we are here or there, we will take our personalities with us. Many years ago, marijuana was a crucial part of the counter culture. However, nowadays, the lines between counterculture and pop culture are getting harder to define. Nerds are cool, littering is bad and pot dispensaries are trendy. Walking into one these days is like stepping into some boutique cupcake shop compared to some dirty drug dealers house. As pot becomes a more solid pillar of society, it will become less taboo and more normal. This trend will natural carry itself to the red planet. NASA astronauts won’t think twice to bring their favorite music, books, and strain of weed.
HOW WILL FEDERAL LAW EFFECT NASA ASTRONAUTS? IS MARIJUANA LEGAL ON MARS?
While many states in the U.S. have legalized and decriminalized weed, the U.S. federal government is still not on board. To them, it’s still a Schedule I drug and punishable by imprisonment. If the federal law fails to change their ways, how will this affect U.S. citizens on different planets? Will the red plant fall under any jurisdiction? Will spacemen face jail time for getting high and watching Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” in space? It’s tough to say. Luckily, we have a few years to figure this all out.