Cresco Labs Announces Strategic Acquisition of Columbia Care

One of the largest cannabis acquisitions is set to happen by the end of 2022 involving vertically integrated giants Cresco Labs and Columbia Care. On March 23, 2022, Cresco Labs announced its intent to purchase Columbia Care for a…

Patents For Treating COVID-19 With Cannabinoids Still Coming Through But Don’t Spark Up Yet

Mask mandates and other pandemic protocols might be disappearing around the US but that doesn’t mean patents are. A patent application for treating SARS-CoV-2 with an antiviral composition containing cannabinoids as the active ingredient…

States, Licensed Growers Push Back On THC Derived From Legally Grown Hemp

All around the country, THC derived from legally grown hemp is being sold in gas stations, smoke shops, and the like - with absolutely no oversight. Different forms of THC including, Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC, which are synthesized from CBD…

Aurora Cannabis to Acquire TerraFarma (Thrive Cannabis)

Aurora Cannabis is a large Canadian cannabis company that has only begun incorporating patent assets in its business since 2017 although it was founded in 2006. Compared to other industry giants like Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis’ patent…

Radient Technologies Innovations Rushes to Patent Cannabis Technologies

It’s not every week you see a new cannabis entrant looking to disrupt competition. The last time Patent Forecast spotted a disrupter was back in June 2021 when Nicoventures Trading Ltd. had 29 patent applications published at once.…

Breathe and Relax: CBD Aerosolizer

Inventors from the Moreau Consultant group envision a new way of consuming cannabinoids - just breathing as usual. U.S. Patent Publication 20220062569 published in early March 2022 describes a device that aerosolizes nano-emulsified…

Smart Vapes Could Be On The Horizon From Canopy Growth

In December 2018, Canopy Growth Corporation shook the world with its acquisition of the premier vaping company Storz & Bickel GmbH & Co. KG. Storz & Bickel has over 25 years of experience in the creation of exquisite…

Texas Federal Judge Tosses Canopy Growth Lawsuit

A Texas Federal judge has dismissed Canopy Growth’s patent infringement lawsuit against GW Pharmaceuticals after claim construction analysis favored GW Pharmaceuticals and both parties came to agreement that Canopy Growth could not…

Portable Cannabis Testing Market to Grow in Popularity with Increased Recreational Cultivation

Instant cannabis and hemp potency testing company GemmaCert, Ltd. received its second patent for its GemmaCert cannabis analysis products, GemmaCert Professional and GemmaCert Lite. The GemmaCert Professional and GemmaCert Lite are used to…

Cannabis Clinical Trials – What’s Going On?

Cannabis clinical trials have been ongoing in the US since 2002, with close to one thousand studies documented on the Clinical Trials server.  Many of these studies are publicly funded, but some are sponsored by companies developing…

Can CBD Treat SARS-CoV-2 Variants? Patent Filings Say Yes

Patent Forecast has highlighted in two insights (Can CBD Obliterate COVID Variants? Hello Nasal Spray & Were You Exposed to COVID-19? Here’s What You Could Do Next.) the increase in filings for treating COVID-19 with cannabinoids,…

Can CBD Obliterate COVID Variants? Hello Nasal Spray.

Note: This article is not intended as medical advice. In August 2021, Patent Forecast reported on a patent describing the use of mouthwashes and nasal sprays including cannabidiol (CBD) for prevention or treatment of COVID. A study…

Cannabinoids for Cancer

Patent filings for treating cancer with cannabinoids has been on a steady increase over the past few years. Already in January 2022, two patents have been published for treating cancer with cannabinoids. Patent Forecast® highlighted GW…

Cannabis Patents You Might Not Have Expected To See

With over half of the United States having legalized some form of cannabis, the race to file patent applications has been on a steep rise. Patent Forecast® has calculated a 305% increase in patent application filings and patents in the…

Big Pharma Wants In On Cannabis

2021 ended with huge news that Pfizer would be entering the medical cannabis market with a $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals announced in December 2021.   Arena Pharmaceuticals researches and develops cannabinoid receptor…

Cannabis-Enhanced Simulations Could Help Treat Various Psychological Disorders

An interesting patent application was published in December 2021 teaching a therapy process for psychological disorders utilizing a cannabinoid composition and an augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) experience. U.S. Patent…

Why Some Investors Aren’t Lighting Up Cannabis

Investors share vastly different opinions on cannabis but it all stems from one fundamental fact - cannabis is still illegal under federal law. The implications are quite serious and do raise more than reasonable concerns, the first being…

This Inhaler Company Could be Big Tobacco’s Next Target for Acquisition

Philip Morris International took the world by surprise when it announced it would acquire Vectura Group, an inhaler technology and platform company, in September 2021. The main concern - what is Philip Morris going to do with a company…

Verano’s Strategic Position in Florida that Could Lead it to the Top

Verano Holdings, LLC got its humble start in Illinois, privately funded with $120 million and poised to strategically consolidate operating cannabis facilities in what will help it to become one of the US’s leading multi-state operators…

Lexaria Bioscience To Test Altria-Backed DehydraTECH™ on Animal Seizures

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. isn’t a stranger to Patent Forecast®. In fact, we’ve been watching Lexaria since the acquisition of PoViva Tea to leverage its patented DehydraTECH which improves the delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients.…

You Aren’t Tripping – Oregon Legalized Psilocybin

Oregon voted in favor of legalizing medicinal psilocybin in 2020, otherwise known as magic mushrooms. Cities all around the US have begun decriminalizing psychedelics with Washington, D.C. being the latest to hop on board. Oregon is now…

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…

Here’s What the Latest Nicoventures Vape Patent Applications Tell Us

In late September 2021, Patent Forecast discussed Nicoventures’ current patent activity and what could be expected of the company in the cannabis space. On September 30, 2021, five more patent applications relating to vape devices were…

Is Nicoventures Ditching Cannabis Vape Devices?

British American Tobacco’s (BAT) tobacco-alternatives company Nicoventures had three vape patent applications publish in September 2021. In July 2019, Nicoventures began its pursuit of cannabis patents for vape devices but quickly shifted…

Purissima is Securing Microalgal Cannabinoid Biosynthesis

Biosynthesis of cannabinoids has been a focal point of the cannabis industry the last 5 years. Leaders like Teewinot Life Sciences and CB Therapeutics emerged with scalable platforms for the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients…

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