Dr. Dale Hunt, Co - Founder & CEO, Breeders Best - Lit Up Founders

Episode 16

Dr. Dale Hunt, Co - Founder & CEO, Breeders Best

My guest today is a recent founder of not one, but two companies focusing on Intellectual Property related Cannabis. ... Dr Hunt shares a tremendous amount of insight and knowledge on plant IP and Cannabis in this episode. What I loved most about Dr Hunt's Founder's Journey is that there are many times where he identified what he found interesting, and chose to follow that curiosity. Please enjoy the Founder's Journey of Dr Dale Hunt, Founder & CEO of Breeders Best. Dr. Dale Hunt, Professional Summary: Dr. Dale Hunt is a plant scientist, a Cannabis lawyer and registered U.S. patent attorney with over 20 years of experience protecting plant varieties in the United States and throughout the world. Dale is the founder of Plant & Planet Law Firm, an Intellectual Property Law practice, where he provides guidance and expertise on patents and IP matters, and aids clients in establishing IP protection for their legal marijuana cultivars, products and businesses. Before he began working in the legal Cannabis industry, Dale worked with other clients in Agriculture, Water Purification, Alternative Energies, Biotechnology, Medicine, Manufacturing Processes, and Natural Formulations, and he has helped many of his clients commercialize their IP, products and plant varieties in over 30 countries. Through Plant & Planet Law Firm he and his team continue to service these clients in addition to their Cannabis clients. Dale has degrees in botany (BS), plant genetics (MS) molecular & cellular biology (PhD), and law (JD). Breeders Blend, Company Summary: Breeder’s Best (BB) is the first Cannabis company to focus on developing intellectual property (IP) protection for independent plant breeders and licensing that diverse and unique IP to markets worldwide. We benefit breeders, patients, growers, investors, and many other stakeholders by delivering genetics with many of the lesser known and rare cannabinoids, as well as desirable combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes. These special varieties are developed through traditional breeding techniques that achieve specific target chemical profiles and premium commercial products. https://breedersbest.com/about-us/ Show Notes: Timestamps: 5:30 Interview Begins 6:41 What is Breeders Best 9:40 Early Life 14:32 Education and Botany 18:40 Marriage and Adoption 22:05 Law School and Pre-Cannabis Law Career 34:02 Transition into Cannabis 45:25 Breeders Best Genesis Story 1:00:27 What is the Makeup of Cannabis 1:07:02 Plant IP 1:13:21 How Breeders Best Works with Breeders 1:15:06 Closing Questions Quotes: “It’s the biggest R&D department in the history of Medicine”. Links: Re: Open Cannabis Project Dissolves in Response to Controversy Over Ag-Science Company Phylos Bioscience's Breeding Program: https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/open-cannabis-project-dissolves-controversy-phylos-bioscience/ Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered: Current Research Supports the Theory in Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5576607/ Dr. Dale Hunt, Co-Founder & CEO, Breeders Best Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dale-c-hunt-b9502a4/ Website: https://breedersbest.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/breedersbestproducts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breeders.best/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breeders_Best Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/breedersbest/ Brian Weber, Producer & Host, Lit Up Cannabis: A Founder's Journey Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/briancweber/ Lit Up Cannabis: A Founder’s Journey / Lit Up Media Website: www.litupfounders.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/LitUpFounders/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/LitUpFounders/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/LitUpFounders Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/company/litupmedia/ Listen to the episode here or on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio or RSS to your favorite podcast app.

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Lit Up Founders
A show about the founders of the Modern Cannabis Industry and the Organizations they are building.

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Brian Weber

In addition to producing and hosting Lit Up Founders. Brian is the Director of Omnichannel Strategy and Partnerships for Flourish Software, a leading ERP Seed-to-sale Software company serving Cannabis and Hemp operators up and down the supply chain.

Prior to Flourish, through his company Digital Realty, Brian served the Retail and Hospitality Industries as a technology and business consultant focusing on POS, eCommerce, Payments, Loyalty, and other related services for the past 9 years.

In researching the Cannabis Industry, largely because of its Federal status and history in the US, he was fascinated in seeing what the entrepreneurs were building. With his experience as an entrepreneur, supporting entrepreneurship, some background in broadcast radio, and a love for the amazing medium of podcasts (especially "How I built this" by Guy Raz); all converged to create the spark moment that spawned Lit Up Founders. I hope you enjoy!

Brian holds a B.S. in Management Science & Information Systems from Rutgers University Business School. He currently lives in Jersey City, New Jersey with his dog Zeke.