The Rise of Marijuana™ (Patent Pending)

The Rise of Marijuana™ (Patent Pending)

Carrie Arnold | 19 Oct 2016

To the cannabis industry, a patent granted last August was either doomsday or the dawn of a new era, depending on who you asked.

U.S. Patent No. 9095554 covered the “compositions and methods for the breeding, production, processing and use of specialty cannabis.” Filed by a group of California marijuana growers, it covers any cannabis plants with a certain chemical profile, including THC (the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana) and terpenes (the molecules that give different varieties their distinctive odors). Although the government had issued patents on certain compounds derived from the cannabis plant, this was the first time a patent had been issued for the plant itself.

The Rise of Marijuana™ (Patent Pending)






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