Johnny Green | WEED NEWS | “This is literally one of the most important undertakings that have ever occurred in the cannabis space. The values listed on the OCP’s website are ones that I think everyone can get behind”
Greg Walters | VICE News | “The Open Cannabis Project is an organization that is collecting DNA samples of cannabis strains in order to publish them in a massive database. The aim is to have a large catalog that can be used to properly classify strains and prove, on a genetic basis, that a given strain was available to the public before someone tries to take out a patent on it.”
Lauren Terry | WILLAMETTE WEEK | "Finding a strain or particular genetic attribute that works for your specific needs is a uniquely satisfying triumph."
Madison Margolin | MERRY JANE | "Experts question whether there's enough recorded information to support "novelty" in regard to patenting marijuana, while premature patents could stifle the industry."
THE HUMBOLDT CHRONICLES | "We looked at patents, granted and pending, that have a potentially devastating impact on the cannabis industries. We also examined ways in which cultivators and others might be able to protect themselves from these patents."