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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pot Valet is a leading provider of premium-grade cannabis in California. With its medical marijuana delivery service growing to every city in the state, and soon the whole country, the company offers patients safe, legal, and discreet access to their medicine, eliminating their need to visit a cannabis dispensary. According to Pot Valet, intellectual property rights for cannabis strains are a growing, yet dangerous trend.
Companies are creating their own marijuana strains and protecting them with trademark laws. Profits are taking priority over the rights of patients to access genetically pure medication. A trademark is a visual cue, such as a symbol, phrase, or word that businesses use to identify and distinguish their products from those of their competitors. While this may be a branding advantage, it has consequences.
The purpose of patenting strains and trademarking them is to create an association in consumer's minds between brands and products. It gives the owner exclusionary rights to it, which means that he or she can prevent others from using it, or have confusingly similar marks of their own. Establishing whether a mark infringes on another, hinges on the likelihood of confusing consumers over the product's source.
A trademark environment in the cannabis industry can endanger the genetic purity of the marijuana plant. Companies are spending vast sums of money creating strains nobody will ever hear about in an already strain-flooded market. If the goal of strain breeding is to trademark varieties for future profits, there is a real risk of monopolies forming that can undermine the quality of genetically pure strains.
Creating strains willy-nilly will create chaos in the marijuana industry. Not only will finding the correct strains become an overwhelming task for medical patients, but many 'breeders' will also not comply with proper breeding and registration practices. Creating quality strains requires a database of information about parents, chemical levels, and other crucial characteristics of every strain created.
Overwhelming the market with unregistered strains will diminish the value of this knowledge. Unknown hybrid varieties can confuse entire lineages, reduce their quality, and lead to cross-pollination issues. Pot Valet stands by original household-name cannabis strains. Lab-tested and verified by SC Labs for medical quality, all of its products have a platinum-grade, genetically pure guarantee.
Pot Valet is an online cannabis dispensary based in Santa Monica serving patients across California. Its large selection of products consistently meet regulatory requirements for the highest quality medical marijuana and the company only delivers to valid medical patients.
Patients across California can now get their orders in less than 45 minutes. Those still using the company's Overnight Delivery Service get their medicine the next day. Pot Valet is expanding its Immediate Delivery Service throughout the United States and soon, patients everywhere will enjoy the same benefits.
To order marijuana delivery through Pot Valet, patients must upload a copy of their Medical Marijuana Recommendation and a government I.D. photograph. The company is fully compliant with state laws and regulations.
DISCLAIMER: The content of this press release is the opinion of Pot Valet, written from the company's perspective.
Pot Valet, LTD
3110 Main Street #304
Santa Monica, California
Office: (800) 357-1314
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