Preservation Through Protection

We are a community of plant breeders, cultivators, researchers, Indigenous Peoples, educators, consumers, creators, and artists. We are especially interested in protecting plants as a public good and supporting an economy and commons that can interface diverse communities with the broader genomics, pharmaceutical, and food production economies.

We are alarmed by the rapid decrease in biodiversity across the planet and believe that urgent intervention must be made to promote a sustainable, biodiverse, and resilient ecology.

Preservation Through Community Art


We are collaborating with Pro Arts Commons and YOU to plant and grow the CommuniTree: a visual display of the Copyleft community’s breeding artistry. Through compiling photos of the leaves of Freedom Bag Tag protected hemp cultivars, we will interconnect them into a tree image that will showcase the diversity and beauty of Copyleft protected open source hemp, and allowing breeders to receive credit publicly (if they would like). This project is an exciting fusion of the artistic skills of farmer-breeders, community open art, and open science!

Upload function coming soon.

Freedom Bag Tag

We are ecstatic to release the first ever community created Copyleft bag tag that assures freedom of use for hemp/cannabis cultivars and the people who make and use them. It also assures that any genetic data sequenced from bag tag labeled lines will be published publicly for the benefit of everyone in the community. Simply print these terms to add to your seed bags, or print them directly on your own seed packet labels before release of the seeds. We will soon be offering premade stickers to place on any package of seeds that you have created. Seeds must be your own original work. Freedom bag tag text must be visible on seed packets to assure protection.


The use of this license is subject to the following terms and conditions. No attorney-client relationships or fiduciary duties are assumed, accepted or implied by Copyleft Cultivars or any of its contributors, members, or participants. The Copyleft bag tag license and any statements about the license or its enforceability must not be construed as representations, warranties, guarantees, promises or legal advice, and they must not be relied upon by any person as a basis for decision making. The user should consult legal counsel for any legal opinion on the use of the license and how it may impact the user’s rights. The user agrees to indemnify and hold Copyleft Cultivars harmless from any and all claims, damages, or expenses arising from the use of the license or the user’s licensed material. By using the license, the user agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this disclaimer. If the user does not agree to the terms and conditions of this disclaimer, they must not use the license.