The cannabis industry is experiencing an incredible surge of interest, primarily due to the increasing number of states legalizing marijuana, many of which are now offering varying levels of licensure for medical or recreational use. Many in the cannabis industry are equating this change, from a cultural perspective, to the end of Prohibition.

From an agricultural tech perspective, this tipping point for cannabis is happening at just the right time.

Indoor farming is a growing trend, in no small part thanks to the original outlaw cannabis growers who first went indoors to escape detection. They are coming out of hiding. For decades, these hidden growers had to be creative. They took risks. And they’re bringing the knowledge gained from those risks to the traditional agriculture market as it, too, shifts indoors.