Is Monsanto Ready to Enter The Medical Marijuana War?

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As legally allowed medical marijuana becomes more widespread, it is no surprise that many are realizing there is legal money to be made off of this traditionally illegal cash crop. Even Illinois has adapted medical marijuana laws, and soon it will be legal to buy weed in Chicago as long as you have a prescription. With so many dollar signs hanging in the air, ready to be snatched, it is no surprise to see agriculture giant Monsanto getting poised to jump into selling genetically modified marijuana as well.

Monsanto and the Medical Marijuana War

As the largest producer of GMO plants, moving into medical marijuana may seem a logical next step for the agriculture giant. US labs already use strains of genetically modified cannabis for testing and research, and the growing demand for legally obtained medical marijuana is sure to spike in the near future. It looks like Monsanto is already ahead of the game due to their research into RNA interference.

The company is investing millions of dollars into this new technology dubbed “RNAi.” With RNAi, it is possible to manipulate everything from the color of the plant to making the plant indigestible to insects. With medical marijuana, RNAi could be used to create larger, more potent plants effectively cornering the market and exceeding the legal demand for the plant. In Canada, this scenario is one step closer to becoming reality due to new laws that will allow large-scale growers to distribute their plants via mail order. The genetically manipulated marijuana may reach consumers sooner than thought possible due to these changes.

While the company maintains that its products are safe for human consumption, it has been widely debated that this isn’t truly the case. While moving into medical marijuana may be a winning move for Monsanto stockholders, it may also be a strong case of “buyer beware” for the end consumers of the product.


306 Comments on Is Monsanto Ready to Enter The Medical Marijuana War?

  1. Grow your own or become a member of an Cannabis Social Club, they work without profit. The real medicine is for everyone, look into Uruguay, the real solution of the issue, fuck off the stigma.

  2. I think the people who are trying to make it so it doesn’t get you stoned but utilize the healing properties should be able to. other than that weed is just like cigarettes and alcohaol and not enough studies have been done to prove either way if it is safe or not

    • They already have taken over the world 🙁 some Small countries that are not corrupt are fighting them but for the most part then entire world is infected!!!!THE US can fight to help everyone else BUT we can’t seem to fight for ourselves SMH save natural seeds not the modified shit in the stores!!!!!

    • yeah my whole family has always had organic gardens. We share seeds and don’t buy from outside sources. There are several places now that swap heirloom seeds also. I’m not trusting any company that sells packaged seeds!

    • What happened to that lol now it is just GMO modified weed people that don’t do meth are testing positive for meth from weed bought from the stores they are already GMO ing this it’s crazy who would have ever thought!!???? this is Insane! 🙁

  3. People will STILL buy “Locally” (from their dealer). Never understood why people keep saying to legalize it. Decriminalize for sure but I very much doubt people will pay taxes on it…. for the most part anyway.

    • “Use your noggin” Really? Is that what you want to say to me? Clearly I HAVE thought it through. And I said for the most part. It’s called a generalization. Pretty pessimistic to say that people will buy from Monsanto. I still like to hope not. I digress.

    • Well it was just an opinion anyway but clearly you can see the future so who am I to argue. Next time I’ll “use my noggin” before sharing my opinion. Enjoy your day all the same.

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  4. This saddens me an I know people who need this.. It’s like were going into a new world order.. We don’t have a government that stands up to GMO their letting them poison us all for the mighty DALLOR!!!

  5. So it becomes legal and we see multinational corporations making money yet again out of something that grows like a WEED!!! wonder if they will legalise it as long as you buy it from a government/corporate supplier and if you buy it from a backyard dealer you’re committing a crime. And typically of Monsanto it will be no doubtedly genetically modified so wonder if the governments will do stringent testing on this so to ascertain the quality and the affects on the user or partaker 🙂 just a few thoughts of ponderance

  6. Is that any surprise to you, when you know already that, they are also one of the main puppets, amongst many others, on the band wagon of those who think they are “the elite”, going about agendas and global politics on depopulation!!
    Dirty stinking rats!!

  7. Now legalization talk makes sense after all the money spent on the “War on Drugs” they must have a patent on the GMO pot that will supply medi pot…..another cry for heirloom seed banks. wherefore art thou America.

  8. Monsanto keeps two sets of seeds, the original and the doctored. They plant the foods shipped overseas that are GMO free, but to us that which is chemically injected, sprayed and morem just plain chemically created, like sweetners.

  9. They might have a chance if they can improve yield and potency 1000%. It’s not likely people will buy cannabis seeds resistant to roundup, pests and disease, they can’t just grab pot farmers by the balls like they do with struggling produce farmers, Monsato is not “needed” for cannabis nobody is starving that bad for Mary Jane. I highly doubt this will ever happen.

  10. Why am I not surprised… marijuana has been used medicinally for only a couple thousands years and it’s back to legalization after a long prohibition due to profitability of pharma giants. Now, Monsanto may want to get on a bandwagon… yeah, that’s so likely. smh

  11. Given the fact that former Microsoft employee, Jamen Shively, has been investing in medical marijuana dispensaries, I am not surprised by this at all, especially because of the close ties between Microsoft and Monsanto….there goes organic pot

  12. Why do you think the government is allowing us to believe it is going to become legal? Of course Monsanto has their hand in it. They’ve been experimenting for sure since 2012.

  13. I’m pretty sure that if “we the People” would learn how to exercise our natural unalienable rights, and separate ourselves from the governments “legal system” jurisdiction, none of their codes, statutes and bullshit policies would apply to us at all. Its really pretty simple, just takes a bit of “un-learning” what we’ve been taught in public school, and the balls to stand up for yourself.

  14. Monsanto has been selling so called “cannabis seeds” to Mexicans for over ten years. It is drought resistant and has the kill gene in it, where its seed wont produce crops. I hear during the bust they torch these plants, they’ll grow back. It is that Mexican easy bake brick seed stuff you all are smoking in the south. Plant your seeds 8)

  15. The mastermind behind Monsanto is lost in ego. Monsanto can’t even see the truth of their own products. All they see is money, and power. Money and power minded ego are going to destroy our planet. But, before they do they will destroy our food supply, and medical supply (yes, GMO’s are in your cough syrups, etc.).

    They need to be stopped, but American’s are being separated by race, religion, sex preferences, and size of bank account. Lets all unite and save ourselves, and our planet. There’s no reason to judge. We can never see the whole story of anyone, so lets be nice and unite.

  16. They’ll take over weed completely create a super poisonous but tasty strain , eliminate all seeds, except their special patented gmo seeds, and become the only drug dealer in america. That’s what would fucking happen, so HELL NO MONSANTO

  17. So, not only are they creating food that leads to health issued they are hurting you with what gives you the munchies now also. It is all part of the plan to thin out society, and since weed makes you think outside their box, they come after the weed heads first. Think about it, it is about the money and the gvmnt has these people in some HIGH positions. (no pun intended)

  18. What do you think they have been working on these past forty years?….that is how difficult it is to replicate the perfection that is cannabis…..they want to control it….but is rather like controlling Annonymous…can’t be done. 🙂

  19. Of course…How do you ‘think’ it became legalized after ‘all’ these years… After ‘all’ the tax payers dollars being ‘thrown’ at the DARE programme & just say NO… Of course Monsanto has their greasy fingers in our cancer curing pie…

  20. The government will hand this to them on a platter and of course what they produce will not serve any medical purpose, it will become toxic like everything else that they touch!

    • yup. *chuckle* i said online cuz ive noticed people dont use paper books much anymore. a crying shame since the internet can b taken down very easily. start keeping real books people. i’m tellin ya….start collecting ur books…

    • no it doesnt. but thatz a gray area that someone who gets busted will fight for us in court. after all how can it be legal to possess but not grow? itz all possession. this is just an attempt to lock up “the train” and say u can say itz legal but we’ll have our way anyway and screw what u vote on or want. since when has The Government made sense? lol! people! WE tell THEM! THEY work for US! time to stand up and make them REMEMBER that! and The Government cant take it over and tax it cuz itz a schedule one drug and u cant tax schedule one drugs. MAKE the fda take it off the same schedule as crack, meth, heroine, etc. and the people will have what they keep voting they want! and maybe THE PEOPLE can get done what “our” politicians wont (yes i said wont and NOT cant)…FIX the PEOPLEz financial system and get on with the pursuit of happiness….

    • yes. legalizing will put it into the hands of The Government and it will go the way of alcohol and food. my belief is that it should be decriminalized so the people retain control of their own and The Government doesnt have yet something else to try to control us with.

    • Sharon, my thoughts, exactly. Been saying that for years. The government will tax it to the max and say it will help balance the budget and reduce the deficit. But all the new income will be used to pump up the military and surveillance.

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