It’s an exciting time for cannabis companies and perhaps the industry in general because the U.S. Patent Office has awarded a very rare patent to a cannabis company based in Colorado. Many companies and entrepreneurs have struggled in this industry because virtually all of the technology is “patent pending” and those patents seem to rarely be awarded. Historically, when patents are awarded they are always awarded to giant pharmaceutical companies, to develop things like Marinol, or the patents are submitted by the federal government themselves. It’s hard for companies to make a profit when every time they make a new technological leap, they’re forced to share the technology with their competitors. It might seem like not having patents accepted would be a good thing for the consumer, but having so many companies competing to make one product often results in cheap and poorly made devices, that could even be a health risk. Luckily things could be changing, with this exciting news about the company Mary’s Medicinals being awarded a patent for their transdermal cannabis gel.
The Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is huge for this company. The gel that was approved is a topical cannabis gel that is used in the company’s Transdermal Pen. While Mary’s Medicinals has seen rapid expansion lately, they began as a small startup company. Part of their growth has been due to their sister company’s hemp products that are available all around the country. The sister company, Mary’s Nutritionals, has had no issues with the federal government for offering hemp and CBD products across state lines. They think their success can be attributed to the fact that they make sure to make absolutely no claims about health benefits. Their motto is to simply provide hemp products for those that are interested in them.
Mary’s Medicinals is also awaiting patent approval for their transdermal patches. These new patches have got the cannabis industry buzzing. Many people are impressed with the more controlled dosage levels, as compared to edibles. Not to mention it has to be the most discreet method of getting stoned that has ever existed. Mary’s Medicinals doesn’t stop there, because they are also trying to get word out about their new CBD transdermal pen for pets! This isn’t the first time we’ve seen CBD products targeted to pets, but it is the first time I’ve seen a transdermal option. With plenty of great ideas, and one of they only existing cannabis patents possessed by a small business, I’m sure that Mary’s Medicinals is going to be a company to watch.