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Marijuana Advocates to DEA: Talk to the Hand – Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration says marijuana lacks medical value. So why did the U.S. government file a patent for cannabis — specifying that the plant has multiple therapeutic benefits — as far back as 1999?

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Marijuana Advocates to DEA: Talk to the Hand – Cannabis News

The Drug Enforcement Administration says marijuana lacks medical value. So why did the U.S. government file a patent for cannabis — specifying that the plant has multiple therapeutic benefits — as far back as 1999?

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Patenting Cannabis Strains – Good or Bad? – Cannabis News

While copyright and intellectual property has been debated in the music and movie industries for decades, it’s starting to pick up in the cannabis industry.

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Pot patents: intellectual property becomes a priority – Marijuana News

Tim Blake, founder of the Emerald Cup cannabis competition, smells a sample of his Berry White strain of marijuana in a drying room at his farm. Image: Ramin Rahimian, Special to the Chronicle

While a Silicon Valley company can legally protect its most valuable technology with federal patents, cannabis companies cannot secure their core products as long as the federal government continues to classify marijuana as an illegal drug on par with heroin — one with “no accepted medical use.”

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