Legal

Fixing Plant IP Confusion

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

California Cannabis Regulations Workshop

The draft proposed final regulations from the BCC, CDPH and CDFA just dropped.

What do operators along the cannabis supply chain need to know? How will the proposed regulations affect your business?

California to Become Global Epicenter of Adult Cannabis Events

New legislation will transform the cannabis industry by allowing for widespread state-licensed cannabis events, where adults can buy, sell, and consume cannabis.

Get ready for some fun events…

Santa Monica Inches Closer To Medicinal Dispensaries

When It Comes to Medicinal Cannabis, Santa Monica is still Living Under A Cloud Of Prohibition

Santa Monica has always been considered a progressive city, but when it comes to cannabis, their conservative roots are showing.

Contracts, Agreements (and Disagreements) in the Cannabis Supply Chain

Negotiating contracts with business partners.

Legal agreements between licensed operators up and down the cannabis supply chain.

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