Monsanto plans to patent genetically modified marijuana in Uruguay


New rules in Uruguay have created a legal marijuana market – The giant corporation Monsanto plans to launch production of genetically modified marijuana, and companies such as Drug Policy Alliance y Open Society Foundation are going to create own brand, which will be produced under cannabis, information portal La Red 21. These companies are funded by Monsanto, they will be responsible for market development of transgenic seeds of marijuana, particularly in Uruguay.

Uruguay is the first country in the world to officially legalize the production and sale of marijuana. Initiator of the law was the leadership of the State, President Jose Mujica. There are lots of reasons why Monsanto and other companies producing GMOs would like to learn a new product. It is quite possible that Marijuana could be the next major GMO crop. The company plans to produce GMO manipulate “medical marijuana”. If pharmacists join with GMO companies, pharmaceutical mafia can create transgenic strains that are able to produce more active compounds which are patented and can be used as a medicine. Former strategic director Jamin Shively Microsoft has also announced its plans to patent in the U.S. This will be the first national brand which will produce hemp imported from Mexico. The new company will be based in Seattle. Businessman said that the initial funding for the project is $ 10 million to start the company’s products and it will only be distributed in two U.S. states, Shively says “We will seek to ensure that in our hands was 40% of cannabis in the world.”

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