Nextleaf Forges Unique Path in the Cannabis Industry with Aggressive IP Strategy

Only two states in the U.S. haven't awarded their residents even limited access to marijuana. As a reaction, companies are in a patent sprint to ensure they have the right processes and equipment in place for what is believed to be an any-time-now go-ahead from the government for nationwide legalization. And those engaging in the race are not all from the U.S. Count Canada's Nextleaf Solutions (CSE: OILS)(OTCQB: OILFF) as a company that is obtaining patents at lightning speed to move dry cannabis and hemp biomass to a standard cannabinoid.

Nextleaf, a Vancouver, B.C.-based extraction company, owns one of the largest portfolios of U.S. patents in the industry and just announced the launch of a Specialty Molecules Division to focus on developing and commercializing novel psychoactive compounds. The division is being fueled by the company's existing intellectual property (IP) portfolio, including the manufacturing of CBD-O-acetate and the recently announced U.S. patent for the synthesis of THC-O-acetate.

The cannabis industry has seen an increased …

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