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Table 1 Patents on medical cannabis upstream technologies (growth and harvesting)

From: Trends in intellectual property rights protection for medical cannabis and related products

  Upstream technology topic  
  Seed and crop protection  
Title Short description Patent doc. number
Rhamnolipid repellent and disinfectant (WO2020102800A1 - Rhamnolipid repellent and disinfectant - Google Patents n.d.) Coating cannabis seeds with rhamnolipid to prevent pathogens WO2020102800A1
  Cultivation methods and equipment  
Title Short description Patent doc. number
Plant artificial seeds having multilayers and methods for the production thereof (WO2013096536A1 - Plant artificial seeds having multilayers and methods for the production thereof - Google Patents n.d.) Artificial seed in dedicated container WO2013096536A
Method of hydroponic growing of plants (US9822042B2 - Method of hydroponically growing of plants - Google Patents n.d.) Hydroponically cultivating cannabis plants, controlled nutrient release US9822042
Polymeric film (WO2020078766A1 - Polymeric film - Google Patents n.d.) Polymeric greenhouse film for enhancing cannabis plant growth by blocking appropriate light spectra WO2020078766A1
Cannabis growth methods and systems (US10021838B1 - Cannabis growth methods and systems - Google Patents n.d.) Growth of cannabis in small scale environmentally controlled cabinets US10021838B1
  Precise crop harvesting  
Title Short description Patent doc. number
Optical determination of cannabis harvest date (WO2020084391A1 - Optical determination of cannabis harvest date - Google Patents n.d.) Sensing systems measuring cannabinoids in cannabis plants WO2020084391A1
Devices, systems and methods of identifying plants, plant material and plant state (WO2019237203A1 - Dispositifs, systèmes et procédés d’identification de plantes, de matériel végétal et d’état végétal - Google Patents n.d.) Sensing cannabis plant state via gas sensors in the ambient air surrounding the plant WO2019237203A1
  Post-harvest methods  
Title Short description Patent doc. number
Method and apparatus for harvesting trichomes from cannabis plants (CA3050648A1 - Method and apparatus for harvesting trichomes from cannabis plants - Google Patents n.d.) Harvesting trichomes from frozen cannabis plant biomass CA3050648A1