Here is one real world scenario were, one, tissue/cell culturing is a good application of biotechnology, and, two, why we need biotechnology in the medical marijuana industry as a safeguard / insurance against the unforeseeable…
DEA Raids in Montana March 14, 2011:
“… MCM is one of the few collectives in the state to be offering CBD rich medicine to their patients. The dispensary carries Misty (a variety testing at 7% CBD and 10% THC) and actively works to increase the CBD content in their in-house grows.
They get almost all of their products tested through Montana Botanical Analysis in Bozeman. Randy Leibenguth, owner of MCM, said, “There is no getting back the genetics we have lost. I guess this is what happens when you do everything by the book.”… “
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Montana Biotech has strains / varieties, RIGHT NOW, that are of HIGH value “stored“, not as “plants” , but as cells on a petri dish. They lack roots, shoots, or leaves and therefore not “counted” as medicinal cannabis “plants“. Montana Biotech offers cell / tissue culture as a type of “genetics storage system“… A genetic / strain / variety insurance / safeguard!!
Had MCN had their genetics stored with Montana Biotech, they would have accesses to them TODAY!!!
This is why there is Biotech, in Montana Biotech! It sets us apart from the OTHER botanical analysis labs in Montana testing cannabinoid levels. It is what sets us apart from the other laboratories analyzing medical marijuana in California or Colorado!!!
Biotechnology is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bioproducts. Biotechnology also utilizes these products for manufacturing purpose. Modern use of similar terms includes genetic engineering as well as cell- and tissue culture technologies. The concept encompasses a wide range of procedures (and history) for modifying living organisms according to human purposes – going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of plants, and “improvements” to these through breeding programs that employ artificial selection and hybridization. By comparison to biotechnology, bioengineering is generally thought of as a related field with its emphasis more on higher systems approaches (not necessarily altering or using biological materials directly) for interfacing with and utilizing living things. The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity defines biotechnology as:
“Any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use.”
In other term “Application of scientific and technical advances in life science to develop commercial products” is biotechnology.
Biotechnology draws on the pure biological sciences (genetics, microbiology, animal cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, cell biology) and in many instances is also dependent on knowledge and methods from outside the sphere of biology (chemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, information technology, biorobotics). Conversely, modern biological sciences (including even concepts such as molecular ecology) are intimately entwined and dependent on the methods developed through biotechnology and what is commonly thought of as the life sciences industry.
Wikipedia: Medical Marijuana-
Medical cannabis (also referred to as medical marijuana) is the use of cannabis and its constituent cannabinoids such as THC as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy. The Cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BC.
Although the extent of the medicinal value of cannabis has been disputed, and despite the opposition to research and use put forward by most national governments, it does have several well-documented beneficial effects. Among these are: the amelioration of nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger in chemotherapy and AIDS patients, lowered intraocular eye pressure (shown to be effective for treating glaucoma), as well as gastrointestinal illness. Its effectiveness as an analgesic has been suggested (and disputed), as well.
There are several methods for administration of dosage, including vaporizing or smoking dried buds, smoking, drinking, or eating extracts, and taking capsules. The comparable efficacy of these methods was the subject of an investigative study conducted by the National Institutes of Health.
Synthetic cannabinoids are available as prescription drugs in some countries. Examples include Marinol, available in the United States and Canada, and Cesamet, available in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and also in the United States.
While cannabis for recreational use is illegal in all parts of the world, though decriminalized in some, its use as a medicine is legal in a number of territories, including Canada, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Israel, Italy, Finland, and Portugal. In the United States, federal law outlaws all cannabis use, while permission for medical cannabis varies among states. Distribution is usually done within a framework defined by local laws. Medical cannabis remains a controversial issue worldwide.
So, what does biotechnology have to do with medical marijuana? Biotechnology has been given a bad name by some of the large Agribusinesses! Biotechnology is a tool in the tool box of a researcher. I use biotech to look at genes and their interactions, keep plant tissues alive on plates for cannabis strain storage, and examine the biological systems present in cannabis marijuana, hemp. I DO NOT make Franken-weed, NO GMO’s!! We move no genes, we just look at them!! We are not interested in making “Round-Up Ready” varieties of cannabis! We are here to use the tools of biotechnology to help elucidate the effects of the biological systems on cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids production in the cannabis plants glandular and non glandular trichomes. We are here to give a more in depth understanding of unique cannabinoid profiles of differing medical cannabis varieties from the genes that produce them, to quantifying the decarboxylated cannabinoid acid
Have you ever found it hard to find cannabis documentaries cannabinoids facts or peer reviewed research to share with friends, family members, or associates? Well, look no further! Montana Biotech has been compiling the resources for you, the patient, provider, individual, or researcher. Feel free to share these links as you feel fit. You took the time to find these cannabis documentaries, cannabinoid facts, and marijuana peer reviewed research links here, no need to look further. As new content is found and shared, Montana Biotech will find the time to share.
Cannabis TV Documentaries
Peer Reviewed Research:
Breast Cancer Antitumor Effects Inhibition of Cancer Cell Proliferation and Treatment Using Medical Cannabis Marijuana Derived Cannabinoids Tetrahydrocannabinol Cannabidiol Cannabigerol Cannabichromene Cannabidiol Acid and THC Acid
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Montana Biotech: UPDATE!
Montana Biotech is proud to introduce an at home THC testing kit to the cannabis consuming public. Grow Buddy™ is a THC testing kit a person could use at home to analyze their own medical marijuana for the comparative presence of cannabinoids! Cannabis is a plant that has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. Now you can test for those cannabinoids at home!
Grow Buddy™ is designed to give maximum results with the minimum of effort. The Grow Buddy™ system is a comparative test made to facilitate the grower, patient, caregiver, or connoisseur to be able to test for cannabinoids at home! Grow Buddy™ was created around a T.L.C. method to help ensure ease of use for ALL ability levels.
The control in this test was ~17% THC by volume… You can tell the size of the dots for Connie Chung (A) and (B) are larger. You can draw you own conclusions!
If you are a patient, you now how hard it is to nail down exactly what strains are best for what, or how to even find the information you need to make those educated decisions. Find a variety/strain YOU like for YOUR condition, test it at home, if it is not already tested, and know what to look for in YOUR medication. Green Crack means very little to a patient who has not used cannabis in their adult lives, but Grow Buddy™ can help that patient know why they like Green Crack for what ails them.
Find/discover varieties or strains that have novel combinations of cannabinoids! Compare relative levels of THC, CBD, CBN, CBC in varieties or strains you know and trust!
Grow Buddy™ will provide an individual the opportunity to select amongst their strains “THE ONE” best suited for further analytical testing by a lab you know and trust. Keep the accuracy of the ever increasing number of potency analysis labs in check! Have an idea of what you have before you spend the TIME and MONEY to get it tested in a lab.
Grow Buddy™ is backed by a potency testing lab with experience in the field of cannabis quality testing. Montana Biotech’s Grow Buddy™ is intended for anyone ready to take their medicine to the next level!
The Grow Buddy™ at home THC testing kit is just $100.00 plus $3.50 for shipping and handling. Order yours today!
Grow Buddy™ is a T.L.C. based method for analyzing cannabis for the presence of THC, CBD, CBN that ANYONE can perform at home! The Test is quick and fun! Ff you have brewed beer, wine, if you consider your self a “good” cook, you can perform a T.L.C. test for THC, CBD, CBN.
SEPARATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF CANNABIS COMPONENTS BY DIFFERENT PLANAR CHROMATOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES (TLC, AMD, OPLC)
N. GALAND*, D. ERNOUF**, F. MONTIGNY***, J. DOLLET* and J. POTHIER*
*UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, 31 Avenue Monge F-3720 – TOURS
** UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Laboratoire de Toxicologie, 31 Avenue Monge, F 37200 – TOURS
***UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Plateau d’Analyses Chimiques et Biochimiques, 31 Avenue Monge,
F-37200 – TOURS
The use of Cannabis is illicit in numerous countries and the increasing consumption has led to a multiplication of scientific studies. New methods of planar chromatography such as Automated Multiple Development (AMD) and Optimum Performance Laminar Chromatography (OPLC) techniques can be used as a substitute for the traditional TLC for the identification and quantification of the Indian hemp components. Each method offers its own advantage: high resolution with neither diffusion nor spot stretching for AMD, speed, efficiency and the possibility of working in semi-preparative mode for OPLC.
Plant DNA Collection Kit™
Montana Biotech is proud to introduce the Plant DNA Collection Kit™. This kit has many functions! The small time patient, to the large scale farmer can gain from this kit / service!
In today’s environment of high competition in the medical marijuana industry, a way to distinguish what you have from your competitors is essential! This kit can be used to create a unique genetic profile of your hybrid! This PCR, gel electrophoresis based test can provide you a “picture” of YOUR plants genetic make-up! With this info in hand, it is easier to obtain a trademark on your variety / strain with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Another advantage that can be gained with the Plant DNA Collection Kit™ is TIME! TIME from seed, to clone, to harvest! At some point we all need to start from seed, whether it is starting a new variety / strain, or creating your own hybrid. It would be great to be able to weed the males from the females to increase productivity! This can be obtained with male / female sexing! Male / female sexing is a PCR based test. 1-2 weeks after germination of the seed, KNOW if it’s male or female by its GENES. NO GUESS WORK. By time that seedling is ready for cloning, KNOW that it is a FEMALE, and move on!! Maintain the phenotype without having to re-vegetate the plant, our having unwanted clones reducing cost!
Plant DNA Collection Kit™
$49.95 plus $3.50 S&H
Montana Biotech is committed to providing services and products NO OTHER LABORATORY CAN or IS!!
Grow Buddy™ an at Home Cannabinoid Profiling Kit
$100 plus $3.50 S&H
$49.95 plus $3.50 S&H
After over 150 applications for trademarks under the U.S. Patent Office’s proposed “Processed plant matter for medicinal purposes, namely medical marijuana” category, the agency has closed the category due to the, shall we say, ridiculous response. The official reason is because the category was redundant with others, such as business names and manufacturing processes.
Many of the applications for trademarks fall under that former category, such as Colorado’s ReLeaf Center and Total Health Concepts, while some were for specific service names, like Nug Source (an ad company). Foods incorporating marijuana were also a big item for trademark patent, including the now infamous “Dr. Canna Cola.”
The well-known Meyer Keegan from Colorado Springs might take the award for largest number of trademarks and patents applied for by a single individual in the now-defunct medical marijuana category. Keegan applied for trademarks on many terms, such as “ganja,” “Maui Waui,” “Bubblegum,” “Island Sweet Skunk,” and other common strains and smoker terms.
Although the category has been stricken, businesses in the medical marijuana and related fields can still apply for patents and trademarks on their business names, proprietary product names, brands, etc. just as any other business does. The removal of the controversial “medical marijuana” category from the Trademark and Patent Office does not preclude these businesses from operating as would any other business in any other industry.
The so-far undecided patents that were filed with the TPO before closure of the category are still being vetted. Most agree that while it was a nice try, most of Keegan’s attempts at claiming ownership of common names will probably fail. So you won’t have to change your business or product names to avoid a lawsuit for using words like “ganja.”
United States Patent and Trademark Office