MSOs Looking to Take on Trulieve, Florida Acquisitions and Establishment Imminent

Florida legalized medical cannabis in 2014, opening up the third most populous state to the green market. Florida’s billion dollar medical marijuana (MMJ) market is now the subject of contention from multi state operators (MSOs), all eager…

The Cannabis Patent Space is Filling Quickly But These Areas are Falling Behind

The cannabis industry is moving quickly as more states hop on board with medical and recreational cannabis, leaving behind the days of prohibition. In just the last 5 years, there has been a 374% increase in patent asset publishings. Some…

Canopy Growth Buys Supreme to Grow Flower Operations But What About Patents?

Canopy Growth along with its competitors like Aurora Cannabis have a history of buying rather than building to scale up operations and product productions. At first, cannabis companies were having trouble reaching demands, but with all of…

Investors Waste No Time After 5 States Vote to Legalize Cannabis

U.S. presidential election results might not be decided but 5 states have voted to legalize cannabis including Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Mississippi. Wasting no time, multi-state operator (MSO) Ayr Strategies of New…

Out of the Shadows: Biotech Institute, LLC

Just who is Biotech Institute, LLC? Since the publication of Biotech Institute’s cannabis utility patent application (U.S. Pub. No. 20140287068) in 2014, everyone has been left wondering who Biotech Institute is. Operating from the…

Trait Biosciences Granted Patent to Make GMO Cannabis

Trait Biosciences has been granted a patent (US Pat. 10,724,048) for a system and method of increasing trichome formation in a cannabis plant through agrobacterium transformation -- effectively creating a GMO cannabis plant. The…

Cannabis Plant Literally Anyone Can Enjoy

Surfacing in this week's patent application publishings is an application (U.S. Pub. No. 20200170162) for an ornamental cannabis cultivar named ‚ÄòDivina'. Divina is the product of a spontaneous mutation of a cannabis plant named ‚ÄòPilar'…

Lasers to Increase Cannabis Yield

Farmers everywhere would love to increase their yield, especially with an easy implementation method like a fertilizer. B.K. Consultants Inc. has applied for a patent application (US Pub. No. 20200157017) for a fertilizer that can increase…

MedReleaf’s Second Cannabis Cultivar Patent Application

MedReleaf, wholly-owned subsidiary of Aurora Cannabis, has applied for a second Cannabis sativa cultivar plant patent (US Pub. No. 20200154623) named ‘MR2018003’.  New cannabis cultivar ‘MR2018003’ is the result of selection from a…

Water-Soluble CBD to Revolutionize Food and Bev Industry

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive oil found in cannabis with a multitude of medicinal properties, but it doesn't mix well with water and other polar solvents, making its incorporation into many food and beverage items a challenge.…

Buy vs. Build: The Business of Cannabis

Author: John Selwanes, Patent Analyst Watch the Video on Vimeo A quick assignee search on the USPTO’s web page reveals that Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) does not appear to have filed any patents in the US, Canada or through PCT. There are…

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