The Future Weed; The Expectations

What can you think about weed? Smoking a sticky bud? Oil or tincture?

The scientific industry is moving towards more targeted formulations to meet the expectations of the patients what they need. E.g. each product of cannabis will be different ratios in cannabinoids (like THC and CBD), trerpenes, THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), CBN (cannabinol), CBG (cannabigerol). Each product will exhibit different psychoactive effects.

More canna-curios demographic is growing. The medical marijuana policies are becoming more centralized. It is not about the gamble of smoking a flower. Consumers are looking for exactly what they reliably target for a desire effect. It may be for medical ailment or for some specific effect.

Companies are now involved in innovative research and development. They have clinical labs experimenting plant genetics and chromatography. They research on how to get different desired ratios from the plant. They are studying pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of these compounds. How the human body reacts to these compounds and what specifically do these compounds to the human body.

They need to customize the effects of cannabis by amplifying the positive effect that peoples looking for. Off course they will use a hit and trial method to manipulate the ratios of these compounds what they do in mainstream. They will isolate these compounds and study them individually.  

Ratio of every compound in the cannabis are different effect. The main compounds are the CBD and THC which are well known. The others have yet to grab the attention. Scientists are focusing on constructing novel combinations. They are going to edit the genetics of the plant to produce the compounds from a plant of more commercial value.

“Under patent law, there’s no prohibition on patenting cannabis related technology,” says Alison Malsbury, a San Francisco-based intellectual property attorney with cannabis law firm Harris Bricken. “For that reason, there’s no problem with patenting formulations of cannabis compounds so long as they meet other requirements for patentability.”

“The thing that operators need to be aware of is if they transfer ownership of the patented technology to another company, how that company made use of that technology would be dictated by state law,” says Malsbury. “You can patent cannabis-related technology all day long and not violate federal law, but where federal law comes into play is where you are actually using that patented technology.” In California, only license-holders can participate (and collaborate with other license-holders) in the state’s regulated system. 00000000

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