A four-part series in Leafly looks at the many issues surrounding cannabis patents and the “coming patent war.” The story, David Bienenstock writes, is “perhaps business as usual in the cutthroat world of corporate agriculture, but represents a massive paradigm shift for traditional cannabis growers.” 

  • “It’s not hard to imagine a Monsanto-fication of commercial cannabis farming,” he writes.

Quick Hits

  1. The National Cannabis Roundtable, a group figure headed by former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R), released a statement calling for social justice, social equity and diversity and inclusion, signed by several prominent CEOs.
  2. California tech company Wayv is launching what it calls the first digital, compliant payment system for cannabis.