Astronauts Could Grow Cannabis On The Red Planet, Hints British Mars One Finalist

GREAT BRITAIN:  A budding British astronaut has indicated that astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars might be able to grow cannabis aboard their spaceship.

Ryan MacDonald, a physics student at Oxford University, is one of five Brits named among the finalists for the Mars One mission, which will send a team on a mission to settle on the Red Planet.

He suggested it may be possible to use the spacecraft’s soil-free “hydroponics” plant-growing system to grow the green stuff on Mars.

The Mars One team will not be coming back to Earth, so any spaceship will be equipped with the means to grow food – or weed.