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  1. Ron Strider

    OR: Portland Companies Are Fighting A Secret Plot To Monopolize Cannabis

    In a former nursery on the outskirts of Canby, next door to filbert orchards and the constant gunshots of a firing range, Eco Firma Farms' Jesse Peters believes he's helping fight a war for the future of cannabis. "The patent wars are coming," Peters says. "It's top secret strategic shit...
  2. Ron Strider

    US Patent Office Issuing Cannabis Patents To A Growing Market

    Among the host of uncertainties they face, cannabis industry entrepreneurs might wonder if they can patent marijuana products -- after all, they are still illegal at the federal level. It may come as a relief then, to find out that the US Patent Office has been issuing cannabis-related patents...
  3. Ron Strider

    How Cannabis Patents Could Pave The Way For Future Lawsuits

    It's hard to make sense of cannabis regulation. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug. That means the government believes it has "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse," putting it in the same league as LSD and heroin...
  4. K

    Marijuana's Patent Spree Puts The 'High' In High Tech

    The most lucrative mobile apps have already been built. The odds of developing breakthrough new medicines get tougher all the time. But America's most ingenious minds aren't backing down. Instead, they are flocking to a new area -- marijuana-related technology -- where a patent-filing spree is...
  5. K

    Patent Hypocrisy With Cannabis

    You may have seen the number 6630507 online - maybe posted in selfies, written on someone's hand or arm. It's a US patent number, issued in October 2003 to the Department of Health and Human Services. The patent is titled "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants," and it was filed...
  6. K

    Patent Hypocrisy With Cannabis

    You may have seen the number 6630507 online - maybe posted in selfies, written on someone's hand or arm. It's a US patent number, issued in October 2003 to the Department of Health and Human Services. The patent is titled "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants," and it was filed...
  7. K

    Marijuana's Role In The Pursuit Of Patent Rights

    Marijuana is big business and the opportunities to make money, just like the plant, will only continue to grow. In 2015, Colorado's marijuana sales came close to a staggering one billion dollars. And in next month's election, five states will be voting on legalizing -marijuana for recreational...
  8. K

    Federal Cannabis Laws Don't Impede Patentability

    While the Lanham Act bars the federal registration of trademarks related to illegal goods and services, there is no such prohibition against patenting illegal products or processes. However, the value of such patents is debatable. State Legalization Leads to Increased Patent Applications...
  9. K

    Why The U.S. Government Holds A Patent On Cannabis Plant Compounds

    It may not have quite the same ring to it as a certain seven-digit phone number made famous by a 1980s pop hit, but 6,630,507 has become internet-famous since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration opted not to reschedule marijuana, leaving it in the category of drugs with no legitimate...
  10. K

    Government Says Cannabis Treats Cancer, DEA Disagrees

    After clicking on National Cancer Institute's link, one will find many links to different scientific studies stating cannabis showed anti-tumor effects, breakthrough nausea and vomiting treatment, appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety and sleep improvement. The National Cancer Institute states...
  11. K

    Government Says Cannabis Treats Cancer, DEA Disagrees

    After clicking on National Cancer Institute's link, one will find many links to different scientific studies stating cannabis showed anti-tumor effects, breakthrough nausea and vomiting treatment, appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety and sleep improvement. The National Cancer Institute states...
  12. R

    What A Looming Patent War Could Mean For The Future Of The Marijuana Industry

    On August 4, 2015, US officials quietly made history by approving the first-ever patent for a plant containing significant amounts of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, according to the patent's holders, their lawyers, and outside experts in intellectual property law. Patent...
  13. S

    Improving Growth and Production Output of Plants of Family Cannabaceae Sensu Stricto

    United States Ser. No. 14/046,050 Filed October 4, 2013 Abstract: A method of improving the growth of plants belonging to the family Cannabaceae sensu stricto by providing a plant nutrient solution about the plant roots and a gas mixture circulating about the plant shoot; by selecting the gas...