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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?

PHYLOS FALLOUT: Open Cannabis Project to Shutter This Month

OCP legal advisor Dale Hunt talks about why he just resigned from representing Phylos.

Open Cannabis Project to dissolve.

How Much DNA Sequence Do You Need to Submit a Plant Patent?

THE PHYLOS FIASCO WAS A WAKE-UP CALL TO BREEDERS

In the wake of the Phylos controversy, many are wondering about the need for DNA sequence information in patents.  That’s a complicated question in some ways, because the answer has some layers and explanations to it.  But, in another way, it’s a very simple question.  So let’s start with simple: how much DNA sequence information […]

Phylos Controversy

The Big Ag model pitched by Phylos to potential investors is diametrically opposed to the continuation of our Cannabis Culture and Traditions

The “Phylos Stole Meh Genetics” meme; Concerns regarding the data Phylos had accumulated and whether or not this data was going to be used as part of Phylos’ breeding programs.

The Phylos Affair

The cannabis science community addresses Phylos Bioscience’s plans to start commercial breeding.

The cannabis science community addresses Phylos Biosciences’s plans to start commercial breeding.

CDFW Addresses Rare Op-Ed to Cannabis Cultivators

The state enforcement agency tried to make the case for going legal on Kym Kemp’s community news and information site, Redheaded Blackbelt, but most commenters were having none of it.

Last week, Joshua Grover, cannabis program director for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), published an opinion piece on kymkemp.com that was directed not only at the “many cultivators…at a crossroads” whether to become licensed growers, imploring them to enter the licensing program, but also at licensed growers, who, Grover argued, “also need […]

Professional Sports Leagues, Pain Management, Opioids and Cannabis

Join former UFC and NFL athletes, doctors, researchers and legal experts for a discussion on sports, pain and the opioid epidemic.

The US has an opioid epidemic. Professional sports leagues, with teams and players in cities and states that allow for both adult use and medical cannabis consumption, often have policies in place that encourage athletes to take prescription opioids for pain, while punishing players who would rather use cannabis to treat pain with fines and […]

Cannabis Investment, Licensing and Regulatory Trends

All aboard! The Northeast Corridor

MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD – forecasting 2019

Cannabis Industry Comes Together for Woolsey Fire Fundraiser

A conference, four course chef dinner, party with music and DJs.

To benefit the Malibu Foundation, which supports victims of the Woolsey Fire.

A Little More Country, But Getting Ready to Rock and Roll

We revisit our industry thesis and from 2014, assess where we are today, and look ahead to where we think the industry is going.

The continuing trend of individual state approvals of cannabis use…

Psychedelics - Pathway to Legalization

Lawyers, drug policy experts, doctors and scientists weigh in on the future of psychedelics in America

Have you microdosed today?

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