Up at Camp Navarro June, the canna-tech company Meadow puts on a wide-ranging event called Meadowlands, attracting all manner of legal weed insiders. This year Meadowlands was set to see a panel on heirloom seeds.
Controversy kept the discussion from happening as planned, but the patenting issues that didn’t get talked about are only growing larger as a cultural and business concern.
- The race to patent seeds is worth billions. Leafly’s series discusses the mysterious company with the first cannabis patent, “One man’s crusade to open-source cannabis,” and the ways bud farmers work to protect their seeds out of large farming corporations’s figurative hands.