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Fixing Plant IP Confusion

UPOV Plant Breeders’ Rights in the US are only available under the USDA (PVPA) and only cover seed-propagated plants.

Humboldt County Gives Contradictory Explanations for Code Enforcement

County sheriff says cannabis code enforcement actions are complaint-driven; Building and Planning Department says they are active-enforcement driven.

National Guard helicopters circling Humboldt County.

Cannabis Breeding, Genetics, Patents and IP

Team Defense Against Patent Trolls, Big Ag, and Big Canna

How do small breeders and cultivators come together to protect the community from bad actors

Snack Time!

Data shows sales of snacks increase in cannabis-legal states.

Munchies on the rise.

Can I Patent a Chemotype?

How hard it would be to get a valid chemotype patent

To patent a chemotype, the first requirement would be that such a chemotype NEVER EXISTED before as a product of nature

CBD, Superbug Killer?

New research out of Australia identifies cannabis as a potential weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Almost unnoticed among the multitude of presentations made during ASM Microbe—the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, which ended Monday in San Francisco—was research presented Sunday out of Australia indicating the “surprising” effectiveness of cannabis as a powerful antibiotic. Mark Blaskovich, senior research chemist at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience’s […]

Let’s Talk About Reproduction and How You Will Get Paid

Plant Patents Got Cannabis People Worked Up

Whatever your business model, there will be an IP approach that can help protect what you’re trying to do.

Big Ag and Cannabis

Corteva Agriscience rings in the NYSE while Evogene’s Canonic targets medical cannabis.

As Corteva Agriscience rang in today’s session of the New York Stock Exchange, celebrating its independence from DowDupont, I couldn’t help but think about Big Ag’s flirtation with cannabis, especially after CEO Jim Collins referred to Corteva as “a new kind of agriculture company.”

An Open Letter to The Cannabis Cultivation and Breeding Community

Everyone breeding is standing on the shoulders of giants and traditional communities who have tended to these plants for centuries.

takeaways from my time at Open Cannabis Project

Cannabis Farmers Standing Up to Big Ag

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BECOME BIG AG’S CANNABIS EDIBLE

Big Ag Will Have You Conform or Go Under

Can Monsanto (or Anyone) Make Me Stop Growing My Own Plants?

The Answer Should Be a Simple No – It Partly Is, But Only Partly

Big Cannabis will get its own patents on their own cultivars and/or other inventions — not patents that cover the plants you are using right now.

What is the Future of Cannabis IP After Phylos?

No matter its motive, questions remain whether Phylos has done lasting damage to the ability of the breeding community to protect its genetic heritage.

In an environment of mistrust, can the mountain of genetic work still to be done for the benefit of cannabis breeders get done?

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