As temperatures rise the world’s food supply is in jeopardy. The UN projects 25% of global food production could be lost by 2050 due to climate change, all while global population increases. That sets up a perfect storm: More people need food as growing regions shrink. For answers, experts are turning to cannabis which evolved outside of conventional farming relying on indoor/regulated environments. Now legal, the industry utilizes genetics & data to create cold-hearty/drought resistant plants. Testing standards also make farmers hyper-aware of pathogens that can destroy harvests and profits. Can cannabis-developed technology/data/genetics be used to increase growing regions, protect against pathogens and save our food supply? And can hemp be the next important plant-based food source?