The country holds hundreds of patents relating to the drug, which means more profits as decriminalization spreads globally.
MEPs of 21 EU states, including the UK, have signed off on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement
Those who enjoyed a glass or two of bhang in Holi may not have been aware that their favourite drink has just brought Indian scientists some cheer. They have successfully foiled bids to patent medicinal properties of this ancient intoxicant.
Scott Van Rixel, an American chocolatier, is trying to do something Western businesses have often failed to accomplish: trademark a common Indian word.
This is the longer version of an article that appeared in the 35th anniversary issue of High Times magazine - Lester and I were told that the original version would be put up on their website but so far they haven't done so and we both felt the information was too important to keep to ourselves any longer so here it is! Patented Pot vs. the Herbal Gold Standard