“The popularity of autoflowers is growing rapidly—it seems to be growing in tandem with the THC content, which can reach the low-30s now,” said Ben Lind, chief science officer and co-founder at Humboldt Seed Company, a prominent provider of cannabis seeds around the world.

Lind adds that while autos may not have always been held in the same regard as photoperiod varieties, that will soon change.

“Autoflowers will not only command the same respect as photoperiods, but they have the potential to replace photoperiod seeds and clones,” he said. “Using autos simplifies cultivation and allows facilities to get rid of nursery support space like the indoor veg room.”