New herb drying technology for the home user, small business, and medical practitioner, just got a big boost from the United States government, because they have just approved full patent protection for the dHydronator — a new dryer technology spearheaded and not patented by THC Therapeutics Inc. The federal Patent and Trademark office has given THCT a 20 year warrant for their appliance, starting retroactively in March of 2019. The Patent Office has also granted all twenty of their specific patent applications involved in the manufacture and maintenance of this new apparatus.
The startup’s CEO and founder said he is elated at the broad coverage the US patents will now give his company’s technology. Brandon Romenek told reporters that cannabis experts that he consulted prior to filing for patent protection were doubtful that any of the company’s innovations would be granted international patent protection. But he felt certain that each had merit and could stand alone, and he felt certain that at least some of them would pass muster. That all twenty were certified and patented, he says, means that perhaps the federal government’s quasi ‘war’ on the cannabis industry is finally winding down.
The media has actively been following the efforts of federal agencies to either deny normal business and banking activities to cannabis startups, or to place so much paperwork in their way that the maze of red tape has discouraged some cannabis entrepreneurs. Plus federal laws and state laws concerning the growing, manufacture, and consumption of cannabis are still not wholly in sync — which keeps new cannabis technology from developing as fast as it should.
The dHydronator can usually dry several trays in about six to ten hours, and has been laboratory tested to guarantee that the contaminant and microbe levels are brought down to acceptable levels. Since there are no federal standards in this gray area, the company has bent over backwards to bring in lower levels of adulterants than most cannabis experts recommend.