Dope diversity denied?

by Luigi Guarino on January 11, 2014

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There’s one thing I want to know about what’s going to happen now that marijuana has been legalized in a couple of states in the US. And it’s not on CNN’s list.1 No, not where a visitor can actually smoke the stuff legally, as opposed to just buying it. Or how I can get a job in the industry. What I want to know is what will happen to diversity. There are some indications that legalization may lead to an increase in intellectual property protection over particular strains. I hope someone out there is gathering the baseline data, and saving the seeds, just in case. Not to mention learning lessons that could then be applied to, I dunno, opium in Afghanistan?

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  1. Not to mention Uruguay. []

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Jay Bost January 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Small seed company to the rescue?

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Luigi January 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Gotta love the market.

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Matthew January 15, 2014 at 10:47 pm

We just got a grant application for a hemp evaluation project with NRCS participation, in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. They are looking at strains from the seed bank at Southern Cross University in Queensland Australia.

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