With summer now underway, please enjoy this cannabis-themed crossword puzzle! Stay tuned for the answers in next month’s issue of MarkIt to Market®. A PDF version of the puzzle is available here.

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2 This agency (abbrev.) registers trademarks and patents.
4 In 2018, the U.S. FDA approved Epidiolex®, a cannabidiol oral solution, for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of ______.
5 House Judiciary Committee Chairman (10 Down) reintroduced the MORE Act in _____ 2021.
8 Not sharp or a hollowed-out cigar filed with ground cannabis.
9 On June 22, 2021, ________ became the 19th state to legalize use of marijuana for people aged 21 and over.
11 Use of a trademark as a verb could put it at risk of being subject to _______.
12 In the US, the legal allowable amount of total THC in industrial _____ is 0.3% on a dry weight basis.
13 ______ (hops) is in the same family of flowering plants as cannabis.
14 Enacted December 27, 2020, this act (abbrev.) codifies the Letter of Protest process and authorizes new procedures for third parties to challenge applications and registrations.
16 Trademarks can be comprised of a word, ______, phrase, or combination thereof, and indicates the source of the goods/services.
18 One type of fair use of another’s trademark is _____ fair use.
19 Coin + plastic container = _____ (2 words).
21 It is ______ to market CBD by adding it to food or labeling it as a dietary supplement.
22 The U.S. Copyright Office is part of the (3 words) _______________.
23 _______ ____ ______ (3 words) Hint: Marin and Tommy.


1 What protects intellectual property created by artists?
3 The patent term for utility patents covering a cannabis product is ______ years.
6 To be patentable inventions must be _____ and ________ (two words).
7 Copyrights owned by the author last for ____ years after the death of the author.
8 Reintroduced in March 2021, the SAFE Banking Act aims to provide a safe harbor for _______ institutions providing services to cannabis clients.
10 The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman ___________ (first and last name), cleared the chamber 2020 but did not advance in the Senate under GOP control.
15 In the U.S., trademark rights arise from ____.
17 First state to ban marijuana (1913).
20 The ______ Bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
22 Great volume or cannabis with very strong odor.

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