Genotyping and Patenting Marijuana Strains

WIth all the crazy strains that have been developed over the years and all the great genetics and passionate marijuana growers involved in medical marijuana today. Strains have actually started to be patented!

What does this mean for the future of Cannabis? One can speculate that with Genotyping and genetical mapping strains that just like GMO companies have sued farmers over crops that contained their specific strain of corn they Genetically Modified. Be it accidental pollination or intentional and weather you hate GMO or embrace it these are all things that will soon be facing the MMJ community weather we like it or not.

Imaging if someone was able to Patient every cut of OG and by law anyone who ever breed with anything related to those genetics and sold seeds or cuts that could be traced to that phenotype or Genotype through genetic mapping would then owe royalties be fined or even worse be sued for it. These are all very real possibilities that really need to be explored to protect the community as a whole.

MMJ is a gift from god that should be shared through seed to allow patients to find the perfect phenotype of a marijuana strain that fits their medication preferences. The last thing this amazing plant needs is more road blocks to keep the CBD strains like ACDC and Canna-tonic or THCV varieties like Rainbow from being patented by big name corporations that could put a major wrench in evolving new marijuana medicinal varieties.

I hope that patenting strains will actually help breeders protect their hard work and it may very well do just that but only time will tell. Think About it...