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Cannabis Plant Patents and Utility Patents

Cannabis is a growing industry in many states. With the legalization of marijuana in various states, many products and hybrid plants have been developed and patented.  Here are two examples of hybrid plant patents which were asexually reproduced via stem cuttings and cloning methods. The inventors received patents for these plants in 2021.  Happy Pineapple provides an estimated concentration of 14.50 to 18.57 percent THCmax and 0.00 percent CBDmax. PP33,391, however,  contains CBDmax of 0.21 percent and THCmax of 0.13 percent.

Cannabis Plant Patent PP33,391 P2

US Cannabis Plant Patent Number PP33,391 P2

US Cannabis Plant Patent Number PP33,391 P2

Cannabis Plant Patent PP33,391 P2

Cannabis Plant Patent PP33,391 P2

Cannabis Plant Patent PP33,391 P2

US Cannabis Plant Patent Number PP33,391 P2

US Cannabis Plant Patent Number PP33,391 P2

US Cannabis Plant Patent Number PP33,391 P2

US Cannabis Plant Patent Number PP33,391 P2 (PDF)

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple"

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple"

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple"

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple"

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple"

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple"

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple"

Cannabis Plant named "Happy Pineapple" (PDF)

Cannabinoid containing cannabis extract infused into rolling paper (chemical formula)

Cannabinoid containing cannabis extract infused into rolling paper (chemical formula)

Cannabinoid containing cannabis extract infused into rolling paper (PDF)

Method for Making Cannabinoid Infused Consumables: Example Steps

Method for Making Cannabinoid Infused Consumables: Example Steps

Method for Making Cannabinoid Infused Consumables: Example Steps

Method for Making Cannabinoid Infused Consumables (PDF)

In addition to the patenting of hybrid plants, the USPTO issues utility patents for the invention of a novel product or process, including those involving cannabis. 

 

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act on April 1, 2022. The bill is now set to go before the U.S. Senate. Should it pass, it would decriminalize marijuana federally by removing it as a Schedule I drug.  Despite marijuana being currently considered illegal, the USPTO issues utility patents on cannabis related products. Here in the exhibit are two examples of recently issued patents on products infused with marijuana: consumables and rolling papers.

 

Many utility patents have also been granted using marijuana pharmaceutically.  

 

Should marijuana become legal federally, researchers and entrepreneurs in all states should have an equal opportunity to take part in the burgeoning industry.