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Trademark Opportunities for Hemp

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Updates Hemp Mark Guidelines

After the 2018 Farm Bill, the trademark opportunities for hemp companies are opening up.

Legalization Efforts Stall in Pennsylvania

Cannabis Legalization May Not Have Enough Support in Pennsylvania Legislature

While the lieutenant governor’s marijuana listening tour has uncovered strong public support for legalization, leadership in the statehouse remains opposed to reform.

Breeding Backlash

Open Cannabis Project Dissolves in Response to Controversy Over Ag-Science Company Phylos Bioscience's Breeding Program

The Oregon nonprofit that aimed to protect the cannabis genome from patent trolls dissolved May 6 in response to intense backlash against its former business partner Phylos Bioscience.

Industry Headlines

Texas House Passes Bill to Vastly Expand Access to Medical Cannabis

The bill would also increase from three to 12 the number of dispensaries authorized to begin growing and distributing the product.

Debate Over Louisiana's ‘Broken’ Medical Marijuana System Moves to State Capitol

A debate has played out for months between GB Sciences, LSU’s growing partner, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture.

April Medical Marijuana Sales Top $18 Million in Oklahoma

Marijuana sales have grown significantly each month since dispensaries began selling cannabis in October.

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