What kind of data are you looking for?
We are looking for all kinds of cannabis data, specifically:
• Genetic data
• Chemotype data
In some ways, the older the data, the better: we’re hoping to invalidate patents that were applied for years ago.
If you have lab results for your chemotype data (THC, CBD, and Terpene Levels), please hold onto them! We’re building a database for you to add your results to. Hold please!
If you’re a lab who’s interested in publishing your data, we definitely want to talk to you too!
Can my data be used to grow or patent my plants?
No. You can’t grow a plant from data. You also can’t use data alone to patent a plant: the USPTO requires that you actually possess the plant itself in order to patent it.
However, data about a plant can be used to stop others from patenting it. If there’s public data proving it exists, then the plant is “prior art” and cannot be patented.
Can I just submit my plant sample to OCP?
No. We’re a data repository, not a lab. Please send your plant sample to your favorite trusted lab.
Then, please hold on to your lab results! We’re working on a database for you to add it to.
Also, questions that begin with “Can you just” or similar are not allowed.