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Does The U.S. Government Own A Patent On Marijuana?

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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:08 AM
So even tho cannabis is schedule 1 with no medicinal benefits the still patents its medical benefits anyways in a complete hypocritical lie that many countries still use on there citizens today to levy mass taxes on them with the so called "war on drugs".

Patent No. 6630507, held by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, covers the use of cannabinoids for treating a wide range of diseases. Under U.S. federal law, marijuana is defined as having no medical use. So it might come as a surprise to hear that the government owns one of the only patents on marijuana as a medicine.The patent (US6630507) is titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” and was awarded to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in October 2003. It was filed four years earlier, in 1999, by a group of scientists from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Too many people it comes as no surprise that cannabis does indeed have a very many health benefits. I have to laugh at how behind and backward the UK is when it comes to legalizing the old Mary Jane. Camerons policys remind me of Thatcher with a defining streak of Kim Jong-un..... only i doubt even Kim would f*%k a pig.

What is Patent No. 6630507?

The patent claims exclusive rights on the use of cannabinoids for treating neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and stroke, and diseases caused by oxidative stress, such as heart attack, Crohn’s disease, diabetes and arthritis.
Cannabinoids are a diverse class of compounds that include many of the unique compounds found in marijuana. A number of experts, including CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, have noted the contradiction between federal marijuana law and the government’s patent.

It is easy to think of the patent as a patent on marijuana itself. However, this would be inaccurate, since the patent actually covers non-psychoactive cannabinoids (both synthetic and natural), meaning those that don’t cause a high.
The patent also covers only a specific application of these cannabinoids and not the production or use of marijuana and cannabinoids overall.

Cannabis can have up to 66 different cannabinoids and this patent only covers a narrow window of only a couple of cannabinoids. There is a way to extract all the cannabinoids from the plant to make something called RSO - Rick Simpson Oil. Many people have sworn by this oil and its effects on helping cure cancers in people who did not want to go down other more western approaches.

The Invention

The patent claims to “provide a new class of antioxidant drugs, that have particular application as neuroprotectants.”
According to the description, the inventors recognized “a previously unanticipated antioxidant property of the cannabinoids in general (and cannabidiol in particular).” Importantly, the patent does not cover cannabinoids that act through cannabinoid pathways, also known as receptors.
The government’s patent does not cover THC, the main ingredient in marijuana. On the other hand, cannabidiol (CBD) is specifically mentioned as an example of a cannabinoid that is covered. The patent describes CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids as superior when taken in higher doses.
According to the description, CBD can be ingested in very large amounts without side effects.
The patent explains that cannabidiol previously had not been considered useful as a neuroprotectant. However, it cites various studies on cannabidiol as an antiepileptic and as a potential treatment for glaucoma.

I do not ever expect the British government to decriminalize cannabis, when its such scum bag criminals who are running the show.

edit on 4-2-2016 by StickyBuddha because: forgot to add source

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:48 AM
a reply to: StickyBuddha

Great topic! S & F for discussing this important issue.

Some other health benefits, as shown from important studies - anti-psychotic treatment, anti-cancer (as you mentioned), anti-epilepsy, anti-anxiety
edit on 4-2-2016 by FamCore because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:40 AM
I would think that the patent is quite specific. No one on earth can patent a natural plant as by definition it's natural. Now if they have patented the process on how the medicine is preduced from that plant, that is another matter.
But patenting the plant? No, no, no.

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:59 AM
a reply to: StickyBuddha

Yea man it is total BS, police like just raided my house like im some big criminal while they are involved in selling Heroin.

its crap pot is a gift from the gods and would solve many of the USA's problems if legalized.

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:32 AM
a reply to: crayzeed

There are literally millions of plant patents, and there are virtually no plants left that are "natural" either.

And besides all that, this patent isn't about the plant, it's specifically about Cannabinoids.

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 11:42 AM
Patenting a specific part from a plant is not new either, here's a patent for Curcumin, which comes the rhizomes of tumeric..

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 12:36 PM
a reply to: StickyBuddha

Thanks OP. Such a double standard to take out a patent on something acknowledging it's potential to help people. But in the same stroke throwing thousands of innocent people away for it's use...
"This will make you feel better".
"But if we catch you using it your going to jail".

Ironically the patent on CBD states your daily recommended dose of CBD(CBDa to be more precise) is to consume or juice 3 raw cannabis leaves. A luxury most people can't afford.

The last 3 presidents admitted to smoking it yet they continue to allow peoples lives to be destroyed. Talk about hypocrisy! If convicted of cannabis(schedule 1) use or possession you become ineligible to be the president...

posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 01:07 PM
The US government holds some amazing secret patents.
Most of the legal details are processed by a company named "VirnetX".
Stuff developed in think tanks like the PARC Xerox.
Microsoft Windows was actually dreamed up laying around on bean bags smoking reefer?
edit on 4-2-2016 by Slichter because: (no reason given)

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