The First Map of the Cannabis Genome

Sunrise Genetics, Inc., the parent company for Hempgene and Marigene, announced last week they have successfully mapped the cannabis genome. The genome map was presented at the 26th Annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, CA during the panel “Cannabis Genomics: Advances and Applications.” According to CJ Schwartz, […]

Cannabis and the Environment: Navigating the Interplay Between Genetics and Transcriptomics

It is that time of year where the holidays afford us an opportunity for rest, recuperation and introspection. Becoming a new father to a healthy baby girl and having the privilege to make a living as a scientist, fills me with an immeasurable sense of appreciation and indebtedness. I’ve also […]

Protecting Your Cannabis Plant IP

You’ve bred a new strain of cannabis, or perhaps discovered an excellent new hybrid outgrowing the other plants in your cannabis plot. Can you claim the new plant as yours and legally protect it? The short answer is potentially yes. The long answer follows below: Plant Patents
 Since a 1930s’ […]

Protecting Your Innovative Cannabis Strains With a Strong Intellectual Property Strategy: Part 2 – Patents for New Cannabis Strains

In the first installment of this three-part series we explored the reasons why cannabis breeders should adopt a strong IP strategy sooner rather than later and looked briefly at the types of IP that those breeders and growers should be considering. In this second installment, we will examine in more […]

Protecting Innovative Strains with a Strong Intellectual Property Strategy: Part 1– Why IP & Why now?

This three-part series will provide an in-depth look at intellectual property (IP) protection that is available for innovative and new varieties of cannabis. In this first installment, we will examine the reasons why cannabis breeders should adopt a strong IP strategy and look briefly at the types of IP that […]

Everything You Need to Know About Pheno Hunting – High Times

Do you know what a “phenotype” is? Have you ever heard of a “pheno hunter?” If your thinking along the lines of Dog, The Bounty Hunter, you are WAY off! Phenotypes are traits you can see on the outside. Genotypes are traits on the inside that you cannot see. In this case, we […]

Applications for Tissue Culture in Cannabis Growing: Part 1

Dr. Hope Jones, chief scientific officer of C4 Laboratories, believes there are a number of opportunities for cannabis growers to scale their cultivation up with micropropagation. In her presentation at the CannaGrow conference recently, Dr. Jones discussed the applications and advantages of tissue culture techniques in cannabis growing. Dr. Hope […]