Tom Hymes
Tom Hymes

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.”

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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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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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