Charlotte’s Web gains hemp genetics patent

David Salazar
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Charlotte’s Web has been granted its second U.S. patent for hemp genetics. The Boulder, Colo.-based hemp company was granted patent U.S. 10,653,085, for a new hemp variety called CW1AS1 that was developed by co-founder Joel Stanley and senior director of cultivation research and development Bear Reel.

"This CW1AS1 patent gives Charlotte's Web the highest level of protection for our proprietary genetics and ensures that Charlotte's Web products will continue to be available to the thousands who use them in a form that is consistent and provides the same user experience time and time again," said Deanie Elsner, Charlotte's Web CEO and president.

The company said that hemp genetics is a burgeoning area, with only a few patents issued in the sector thus far. It has been an area that Charlotte’s Web has tried to be on the frontier of as it invests in its breeding program and in hemp science. Charlotte’s Web’s Original Formula uses the same proprietary phytochemical profiles produced by the newly patented variety, the company said.

"This patent recognizes the progress our breeding program has made to assure our farmer partners that the plants they grow will yield better and have a high level of phytocannabinoids," said Reel.