Patent Wars Surprisingly Reach The Cannabis Industry: How Do You Register A Plant?

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May 18, 2017 - 11:44am
New Frontier Data, one of the leading analytics firms in the cannabis industry, recently published a 400-page research note titled "The Cannabis Industry Annual Report." looking at the state of legal marijuana markets for 2017. The extensive document goes into a wide array of topics, from market growth projections and job creation, to legislative activity and international markets. Benzinga had a chance to talk to the firm's founder and CEO, Giadha Aguirre De Carcer. So, which topic is especially interesting or unique? Marijuana Patents "There was one topic that just blew me away!" she said, pointing to the fact that the cannabis plant had been registered in the U.S. Patent Office. There are two approved patents that could potential cover more than 50 percent of the strains in the market, the report read. “That's the equivalent of patenting potatoes. To me, it's just mind boggling. This just proves the ...Full story available on

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