Q: What is a molecular marker?

In plant breeding, a molecular marker is a DNA sequence that is reliably inherited with a physical characteristic or phenotype.

Q: Why are molecular markers useful?

Molecular markers can offer faster, more reliable and lower cost identification of desirable plants than traditional direct observation of the characteristic.

Q: Do molecular markers make GMOs?

No. Molecular markers are just a better way to screen for natural variation. Its conventional plant breeding, at a fraction of the cost and time.

Q: Can molecular markers be used for organic production?

Breeding new plant varieties that are disease resistant and require less fertiliser and water, is a great place to start for organic sustainable cultivation. Molecular markers can make the breeding process more accurate, faster and cheaper compared with traditional phenotypic selection.

Q: How long does it take to get a Medicinal Cannabis Licence?

While Triffid does all it can to streamline the process and provide accurate information in licence applications, the Office of Drug Control state that they “endeavour to process applications within 195 business days.”

Q: How can we reduce the processing time of our licence application?

It is critical to get all elements of your licence application correct at the time of submission. This may seem obvious, however, the Australian Medicinal Cannabis industry is plagued by delays from licensing variations and slow response to Office of Drug Control requests for further information. Both scenarios result from rushed, uninformed and short-sighted licence applications that are not realistic or planned with best-practice commercial production models.

Q: I have a special Cannabis strain, how can I protect and monetise it?

Triffid can help you qualify the value of your unique Cannabis strains and set you up for commercialisation. Briefly, intellectual property held in plants can be protected via Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR) to control production of the plant and use of its marketing name, or via the patent system to control use of the variety, its components or products from the variety. As Cannabis was largely illegal to develop during the 20th century, a great opportunity exists via establishment of IP position and commercialisation.

Q: Does Triffid provide access to Medicinal Cannabis products?

No we do not. You need a prescription from a registered doctor.

Q: What is a Triffid?

An aggressive, sentient plant…probably science fiction.



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