The Cannabis Cultivar Conundrum

The Cannabis Law Section presents

The Cannabis Cultivar Conundrum

Best Practices to Document and Protect Cannabis Genetics

Date Thursday, September 9, 2021
Program 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour


Dale C. Hunt, PhD, JD
Founder & Senior Attorney
Plant & Planet Law Firm

Ashleigh Nickerson
Farella Braun + Martel

Joseph Haggard
Emerald Spirit Botanicals 


 Jeffrey Hamilton
Farella Braun + Martel

This program is intended to be a general introduction to best practices for documenting and protecting plant breeders’ intellectual property rights in their unique cultivars. We’ll introduce the concept of plant patents and other available intellectual property protections, and draw comparisons between the cannabis industry and other agricultural industries.


  • Plant Patents
  • Plant Variety Protection
  • Utility Patents
  • Herbarium Registration

Section Chair

Lara DeCaro, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick

Event Code: G212404

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9/9/2021 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Online only CA

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