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FEBRUARY 16, 2018

Justin Kendall

Province Brands Files Patent for Beer Brewed From Cannabis Plant

Province Brands, a Toronto-based company that produces low-calorie and mostly gluten-free non-alcohol beers, has filed a provisional patent for technology it said is used to create the “world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant” while replacing grains in the brewing process, according to a press release.

“We have developed great-tasting beers, but we also have valuable intellectual property, incredible developments in the pipeline, and a world-class team with decades of combined experience in the adult beverage industry, and, importantly almost two years working together,” Province Brands CEO Dooma Wendschuh said in a press release.

The company, which filed a provisional patent last July, is attempting to take advantage of the Canadian government’s October ruling that beverages containing cannabis will become legal in the country for the first time this year.