The Cannabis Breeder’s Rights

As hemp and cannabis become legal and mainstream, a licensing framework that specifies what a farmer can do with seeds, clones, tisssu culture, etc. Until now it has been undefined the rights conferred to a farmer regarding saving seeds, breeding, cloning, etc. Zulu Time has been released under Cannabis Breeder’s Rights license.

At Hempfest during a panel on The Future of Strains, DJ Short expressed concern about people taking his genetics and releasing projects that he and others were locked out of. He feared being denied acccess to his own genetics. Upon hearing DJ’s wish list Jerry Whiting proposed a Creative Commons like solution. From this discussion The Cannabis Breeder’s Rights were born.

Cannabis Breeder's Rights v2.0.1

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Listen to the panel at Seattle Hempfest 2015 where DJ Short laments the prospect of being locked out of his own strains [ 38:46 mark ]. This prompted the creation of the Cannabis Breeders’s Rights framework.

“Can I add to that please. This really struck a bell for me because I'm curious about this whole phenomemena unfolding as it is. I have no intent; I don't want to own my strains. I don't want to patent it. But my biggest fear is that someone else will take my work and prevent me from working with it. And I see as the only solution to this is to make all of this public domain and open source.”

  We fully support the Open Cannabis Project and the work they do.