It all started out as an innocent question in the form of a tweet. Someone asked a Mars One finalist, how can these volunteers taking a one-way trip to Mars go the rest of their lives without the chance to ever enjoy marijuana again?
Well, a budding British astronaut has quickly fired back indicating that the astronauts on this one-way trip to Mars have already put a lot of thought into growing marijuana aboard their spacecraft.
Ryan Macdonald, a physics student at Oxford University, is one of five British finalists in the running for the Mars One mission, which will send a team to create a settlement on the Red Planet. MacDonald suggested in his quick response tweet that it may be possible to use the spacecraft's soil-free hydroponic system to grow various cannabis strains on Mars.
In case you missed it, this is a one-way mission. The Mars One crew will not ever be coming home, so any spacecraft will have to be well equipped with the means to grow its own food — or perhaps even cannabis. If the Mars colonists decide to grow a little ganja, they can do so without fear of reprisal, as Mars should be out of the reach of our federal jurisdiction.