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Dr. Dale Hunt is a plant scientist, a Cannabis lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney with over 20 years of experience protecting plant varieties in the United States and throughout the world. Dale is the founder of Plant & Planet Law Firm, an Intellectual Property Law practice, where he provides guidance and expertise on patents and IP matters, and aids clients in establishing IP protection for their legal marijuana cultivars, products and businesses. Before he began working in the legal Cannabis industry, Dale worked with other clients in Agriculture, Water Purification, Alternative Energies, Biotechnology, and Medicine, and he helped many of his clients commercialize their IP, products and plant varieties internationally. Through Plant & Planet Law Firm he and his team continue to service these clients in addition to their Cannabis clients. Dale has degrees in botany (BS), plant genetics (MS) molecular & cellular biology (PhD), and law (JD).

Dale has spoken on Cannabis-related topics at several gatherings including the Marijuana Business Convention, the Emerald Cup, the National Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers, the Meadowlands Leadership Summit, and the San Diego chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, and Licensing Executives Society.  He has also been interviewed for and quoted in numerous news articles and by national media outlets on the topic of marijuana and patenting. Dale maintains a blog for plant breeders and others interested in the plant law at, and also provides weekly updates of essentially all Cannabis-related patents and published patent applications from the US, Canada, and the International Patent Cooperation Treaty, from the 1940s to the most recent publications, at

Show Notes

Why would someone copyright a cannabis strain? CBD School’s Jenn Procacci talks with Dr. Dale Hunt, founder of Breeder’s Best, plant scientist, and patent attorney, about intellectual property protection for independent cannabis breeders. Breeders Best is the first cannabis company to focus on developing intellectual property, otherwise known as IP protection, for independent cannabis plant breeders. Establishing intellectual property protection enables licensing opportunities and a whole new business model for cannabis scientists.


  • Plant patent and The Plant Patent Act explained
  • Cannabis IP protection and licensing
  • Types of organizations currently patenting cannabis strains
  • Working with Ethan Russo on IP protection for little-known cannabinoids
  • IP protection for low THC hemp for CBD

Links of Interest

Breeder’s Best website
Plant & Planet Law Firm
Dale Hunt’s blog
The Base Sound Creations at
Jenn Procacci at Wild Land Cannabis and on Instagram @wildlandcannabis

Summary Keywords

breeders, cannabis, plant, people, patent, ip protection, cannabinoids, ethan, plant breeders, genetics, work, variety, law firm, world, company, protection, thc, kinds, ip, submissions


Jenn Procacci – Host, CBD School Podcast
Dr. Dale Hunt – Founder, Breeder’s Best

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