Future Highs

I have been amazed by what a little legalization has wrought in the way that people smoke marijuana. Even for an outside observer to the marijuana scene like myself, it is hard to miss the proliferation of edibles and oils in the states with legalized recreational marijuana. Even that in a pocket of prohibition like my home state, professionals young and old seem to have all manner of scentless vaporizers in their pocket for discreet highs in all manner of locations.

This story on the engineering of yeast to produce THC and CBD is intriguing in several ways. Yeast engineering for production of alternative chemicals has a long history. With our mores around marijuana intoxication in flux, what changes start to happen when THC/CBD production requires much less energy, space and resources?