Protecting Your Innovative Cannabis Strains With a Strong Intellectual Property Strategy: Part 3 – Trademark Protection for New Cannabis Strains: In the first two installments of this three-part series, we explored the reasons why cannabis breeders and growers should adopt a strong IP strategy and discussed the types of patent…

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ASTM International and American Herbal Products Association Announce Partnership: According to a press release sent out on June 8th, ASTM International and the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) announced a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on cannabis standards. The press release says that ASTM International will coordinate the work to…

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Faster path to medicinal cannabis reopened as Government defeated in Senate: Medicinal cannabis produced overseas will be easier to access for terminally ill patients, after the Senate voted to remove tighter controls — a move the Government has slammed as a “reckless” risk to lives. http://ab.co/2sXh4ud @abcaustralia #cannabis Facebook Comments

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Washington Changes Course, Selects MJ Freeway as New ASV: Two weeks ago, we reported on the State of Washington choosing Franwell as their apparent successful vendor (ASV) for their seed-to-sale traceability system contract. Late last week, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) sent out an email explaining that…

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‘What if someone shows up with a gun?’: The lengths farmers go to to grow medicinal marijuana: Australian farmers trying their hand at growing medicinal cannabis are having to secure their farms from thieves, using motion sensors, security teams and top secret locations. http://ab.co/2sK1XEz @abcaustralia #cannabis Facebook Comments

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