Patent Position

Plantation has obtained an exclusive license from FreshTec, Inc. to use its technology to develop active, medical marijuana containers.  FreshTec, Inc. has previously developed a range of “modified atmosphere” containers, which protect and preserve fruits and vegetables during transport and storage.  This patented technology is known as SmartPac® (Patent # 9,527,648, Issued December 27, 2016, and is enforceable until 2031) incorporates many innovative features to extend the life of fresh food, to protect it from infestation, mold and pathogens, and to ensure food safety.  These innovations are equally applicable to the packaging challenges posed by medical marijuana, particularly its lack of the need for refrigeration, which in the case of marijuana is damaging. Key Patent Claims are: Treatment of Modified Atmosphere Packaging - “The invention relates to a device for preserving, sanitizing, ripening, and preventing or suppressing the growth of microbials within a container used for the transport and storage of various items, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and other perishables. The device includes an enclosed container and at least one sack operably disposed adjacent the container, wherein the sack encloses an agent and the agent releases gases in the container upon the presence of humidity within the container.”

 Parent Claim - “A releasing device for releasing an agent within a container, comprising: a hollow first body having a plurality of orifices distributed about the body to allow gas to pass between the first body's hollow and exterior of the first body; a hollow second body having a plurality of orifices distributed about the body to allow gas to pass between the second body's hollow and exterior of the second body, wherein the first body is disposed within the hollow of the second body and the second body is adapted to be disposed within a container; and, at least one agent releasable sack with an agent disposed therein, at least one sack being disposed within the hollow of the first body, the sack being operably configured to release the agent into the container via the plurality of orifices in the first and second body, wherein the sack is prevented from contacting the container or items within the container.”