Thesis: Innovations in cannabis cultivation technology
Thesis: Phytoremediation with Cannabis Sativa L.
The thesis focused on phytoremediation as a technique for the management and decontamination of sites contaminated with dangerous toxic substances using the Cannabis Sativa L. plant
The use of plants is a cost-effective and sustainable remediation strategy to eliminate or detoxify contaminants. This study is part of a larger project on the evaluation of the potential of the plant Cannabis Sativa L.
It was experimented with the use of cannabis varieties to phytoremediate contaminated soils and compare the accumulation potential of heavy metals. Cannabis crops were exposed to landfill leachate containing heavy metals, morphological characteristics, photosynthesis and Cannabis growers seem to have a plant species suitable for phytoremediation practices, at least for a short period of time and as long as it is granted traction of leachate remains low.
Current results do not provide definitive answers to the tolerance and accumulation of heavy metals and cannabis for a given experimental design, as other substances come into play in leachate. In the future, several leachate concentrates and more hemp crops should be tested.