Cannabis Crickets Might be the Key to Expanding Human Life to Mars

Worldwide, high profile billionaires are pouring money into the space race. According to Euroconsult’s Government Space Programs 2019 report, $70.9 billion was spent on government space programs around the world in 2018. Elon Musk’s…

Patents Suggest Cancer Treatments are Next for GW Pharmaceuticals After Epilepsy

GW Pharmaceuticals, purchased by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in May of 2021, has brought the cannabis spotlight onto itself, firstly by creating the largest cannabis-related patent portfolio and secondly by receiving the first FDA approval for a…

GW Pharmaceuticals’ Patent Assets Cover Treating Cancer with Cannabinoids

GW Pharmaceuticals has done a great job keeping everyone in the cannabis industry on their toes from its FDA drug approval to its recent acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals. The latest buzz to come from GW is its recently granted patent…

Cannabis Patent Trends in 2021: Big Tobacco, Big Pharma and Big Cannabis – What are they missing?

2021 has been a year to watch for cannabis. Big Tobacco is heavily interested in the industry - acquiring companies, lobbying, and investing in IP. Big Pharma is just as anticipatory of the industry and is busy securing IP and acquiring…

First True THCV Cultivars Patented by GenCann, LLC

GenCann, LLC, previously highlighted by Patent Forecast® in October 2020, was just granted three patents (its first patents to be granted) on June 29, 2021 for its primarily THCV cultivar cannabis plants named ‘V1’, ‘V2’, and ‘V3’. The…

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…

Big Tobacco’s Interest in Big Cannabis Heats Up With 29 New Patent Filings

Seeing a company apply for multiple patent assets shows a determination to lead in that space. After all, patent investment always leads market activity and is a great indicator for future M&A activity. British American Tobacco’s (BAT)…

Second Leading Assignee in Cannabinoid Biosynthesis Secures Series A Funding

The second leading assignee behind Teewinot Life Sciences Corp. in the cannabinoid biosynthesis space just secured its Series A funding and it’s more than likely because of its patent assets. CB Therapeutics of Carlsbad, CA closed an…

Big Tobacco Is Eyeing Big Cannabis: Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, and Lobbying

One of the world’s largest tobacco companies is expanding to include cannabis in its portfolio of consumer goods. Virginia-based Altria began its cannabis pursuit in 2019 after it acquired a 45% stake in Canadian cannabis company Cronos…

Patents Saves Rear End of Fuma International in Infringement Lawsuit

On Monday May 24, 2021, a North Carolina federal court ruled that RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company’s popular e-cigarettes Vuse Solo and Vuse Ciro infringe Fuma International’s patent assets. Fuma claims RJR copied its e-cigarette designs after…

Cannabis Popularity Soars Along With Tests To Detect It

The Duquenois Levine Test is used in the field by law enforcement officers to test for THC presence in a suspected sample. The problem with this test is that it is simply a color change test for THC which can be triggered by trace amounts…

Is Cryptocurrency Cannabis’ Banking Solution?

Cryptocurrency has been trending since redditors sent the Gamestop stock soaring to the moon with their targets now set on Dogecoin. Recently, more people have come to trust the digital currency especially with the attention it has…

NC Company Ensures When You Buy Cannabis You See Cannabis Ads.

In 2020, US cannabis sales grew by 46% to reach a total of $17.5 billion, according to Colorado-based cannabis research firmBDSA. Inmar Clearing, Inc. of North Carolina DBA Carolina Services wants to target cannabis promotions to people…

CB Therapeutics Elevates Cannabinoid Biosynthesis Race

Having made its first commercial sale of rare cannabinoids back in June of 2020, CB Therapeutics is continuing to stake its claims in cannabinoid biosynthesis, receiving its second patent on April 20, 2021. This patent discloses a process…

NC Company Ensures When You Buy Cannabis You See Cannabis Ads

In 2020, US cannabis sales grew by 46% reaching a total of $17.5 billion, according to Colorado-based cannabis research firm BDSA. Inmar Clearing, Inc. of North Carolina DBA Carolina Services wants to target cannabis promotions to people…

Hound Labs, Cannabix and Vox Heat Up the Marijuana Breathalyzer Market

At the start of April 2021, Patent Forecast® released an insight going over some of the big name competitors getting their foot in the door early in cannabis impairment testing. Specifically, breathalyzer tests for THC have been the main…

Hound Labs, Cannabix and Vox Heat Up the Marijuana Breathalyzer Market

At the start of April 2021, Patent Forecast® released an insight going over some of the big name competitors getting their foot in the door early in cannabis impairment testing. Specifically, breathalyzer tests for THC have been the main…

Driving While High? Cannabis Sobriety Testing Heats Up

What’s the future of cannabis innovation? We see things before they happen using our Patent Forecast®. One of those is the development of sobriety tests for what is bound to become a future issue in America. That is, driving while high.…

CBD is gaining market traction – it’s called patents

As more and more research is being conducted on the now legal cannabinoid, cannabidiol is soon expected to be used to treat a plethora of diseases and conditions. Two new issued patents from March of 2021 explain the use of CBD for…

GMO Cannabis Products are Headed to Market Soon. We’re Sure of It. So is Canopy Growth.

If the last 20 years have taught us anything, it's that patent investment leads market activity. The GMO cannabis patent space already has over 15 corporate owners and independent inventors within it.  Canopy Growth, the leader in…

Two illegal patents in one week? Grab your popcorn

The state of Washington has yet to legalize psychedelics like psilocybin; however, Washington-based psychedelics medication developer CaaMTech, LLC is betting on near-future legalization of the drug. CaaMTech received itsfirst patent for a…

Why Should Teewinot Watch Newcomers in Cannabinoid Biosynthesizers?

A commercialized process of cannabinoid biosynthesis could be worth a fortune in the coming years. Teewinot Life Sciences appears to have a notable lead in cannabinoid biosynthesizers patents, giving it an exclusive edge over competition…

Seth Rogen is Bringing Weed to California

This week in Cannabis: Seth Rogen brings weed to California, a UPS Vape Ban, and the 16th state to legalize cannabis for adult use. What may come as no surprise, Houseplant, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldeberg’s cannabis and lifestyle brand, is…

BayMedica Seeks More Cannabinoid Biosynthesis Claims

BayMedica, Inc. received its first cannabinoid biosynthesis patent in November of 2020 and is now seeking further claims in a divisional application published in mid-February of 2021. Divisional applications allow for the claiming of an…

Redditors Sniff Out More Green, Surge Cannabis Stocks

Chances are, all you have heard about the last couple of weeks has been the short squeeze of Gamestop’s stock. A couple million retail investors with Robin Hood-esque demeanor set out to reverse the odds for the little guys. Now, they’ve…

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