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…

FDA and CDC Clear the Smoke on Delta-8-THC

Prohibition provides opportunities for not only black market but also unregulated market spaces. The DEA prohibits the possession, distribution, and use of delta-9-THC only, which has birthed a thriving cannabinoid market for delta-8-THC.…

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…

ScottsMiracle-Gro Purchases Rhizoflora for its Patent Assets

Shortly after ScottsMiracle-Gro announced its cannabis investing plans, it announced it would be acquiring the Terpinator® and Purpinator® brands owned by Rhizoflora. What sets Rhizoflora apart from its competitors? Patent assets.  Even if…

Smart Cannabis Dosing through Meta Analysis

One of the biggest drawbacks to medicinal cannabis use is knowing how much to use. Do you take one puff, two, or smoke until you’re married to your furniture with your thoughts heading into the abyss? That’s what many studies seek to…

Is AYR Wellness Making the Right Choice Going with Levia?

News surfaced mid-August 2021 that AYR Wellness would acquire Cultivauna, maker of the cannabis-infused spirit Levia. Levia is Massachusetts’ first cannabis beverage brand and is sold only in Massachusetts, as of August 2021. AYR Wellness,…

Latest Cannabis Patent Infringement Lawsuit – Who Could Be Next?

In what was supposed to be a pivotal case in cannabis, the United Cannabis v. Pure Hemp Collective patent litigation was brought to a less than desired ending when UCANN announced bankruptcy and sitting Judge William J. Martinez closed the…

Scotts Miracle-Gro Invests $150 Million to Pursue New Areas in Cannabis for Subsidiary – Patent Forecast Can Do Just That!

Scotts Miracle-Gro (SMG) has had a part in the cannabis industry since 2014 through its subsidiary Hawthorne Gardening Company who specializes in cannabis gardening and hydroponics. In August 2021, SMG announced its cannabis investment…

Were You Exposed to COVID-19? Here’s What You Could Do Next.

Note: This article is not intended as medical advice.  The COVID-19 pandemic has inspired people of all talents to help wherever they can whether it be distilling hand sanitizer rather than spirits or making masks rather than shirts. Most…

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…

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