Another method of cloning is plant tissue culture, also known as micropropagation, or in-vitro propagation, from the Latin, meaning “in glass”. To put it simply, tissue culture is essentially sterile cloning. Multiplying cells and plants in an exponential fashion in a sterile environment.
Plant tissue culture has been around for a long time. Experimental plant tissue culture first began in 1898, but it didn’t come into widespread use until the 1950s, in the commercial orchid industry. Of course, due to the historic legal hurdles, research in the field of cannabis tissue culture is still in its infancy.