The Significance of US Govt Cannabinoid Patent 6,630,507

Brinna Nanda

When I was at the Patients Out of Time Medical Cannabis conference in Asilomar this last April, I overheard a remark that startled me: "The US Government has a patent on cannabis." I couldn't locate the person who made the comment, so I went home and did some online research. Sure enough, patent number 6,630,507 states unequivocally that cannabinoids are useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including auto-immune disorders, stroke, trauma, Parkinson's, Alzeheimer's and HIV dementia. The patent, awarded in 2003, is based on research done by the National Institute of Health, and is assigned to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

So, why is this important? Here is a legal document, in the public domain, which flies in the face of the US Government's stated position with regard to the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance having no "currently accepted medical use". Believe me, citing this patent stops the "medical marijuana is a myth" advocates dead in their tracks. They simply cannot argue with it. The forces that would keep cannabis illegal are vocal and well funded, but they are not impervious to persistent effort. The lynch pin in the War on Drugs is cannabis. Without the suppression and interdiction of this popular and widely used substance, there simply would not be enough "illegal drug use" going on to justify the huge amount of money and resources spent on "fighting drugs."

I believe disseminating information about this patent as widely as possible, and to as many people as possible is a crucial strategy in loosening that lynch pin, and changing public perception about cannabis. I, personally, downloaded the first page of this patent and sent a copy (with the assignee highlighted) to every one of my elected representatives. I have also included information about it in "letters to the editor" referencing any cannabis related news story I come across, I use it as an argument in every State medical cannabis and decriminalization initiative, and have mentioned it in all my comments to online posts and blogs of the same nature. I would be delighted if everyone who believes the War on Drugs is a failed and destructive policy, would do the same, until the existence of this irrefutable patent becomes widely held public knowledge, and government 's rhetoric is shown to be as hollow as a busted drum.

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is what I get trying to download patent info. Whats up?

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Looks like part of the link got stripped. I've corrected it. Thanks for the heads up.

is this the author or the post?

and why is author name not included?

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The author link was inadvertently lost when the website was re-launched. It's been added in again, at the top. 

Patent #6630507

Hello Brinna,

I have used your article as reference about the government patent on cannibis for years now.  I greatly appreciate your insight.  I work closely with Michigan legislature in regards to the medical cannabis industry and I would greatly appreciate an opportunity to speak with you regarding your article and the great points made within it.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

Adam Macdonald

National Patient Rights Association (www.nprausa.com)

Nature's Alternative Clinic

Greenworld Investments, LLC

And we are suprised how?

How in the world can we be surprised by any underhanded tactic GWB and company use? This "war criminal" and the ones before him have had a great time controlling the "coloreds", within the war on drugs. Before you puu-puu this idea, let me tell you I live in Arkansas USA, known as the bible belt. I have never heard the language I hear every day. Its like the natives here are living 100 years ago. The "N word" is very popular, also they don't like them "damn mexicans" very much. In their collective little minds, the best thing to do is lock em up forever. (their words not mine) They still believe in the government as long as it agrees with their ignorance. So as our forefathers dreamed that an educated population would make great choices, an ignorant population will follow a snake oil salesman to insanity and death. My question is, if you give a crap about your kids, why are you letting the "officials" give control of dope to the outlaws? And we are suprised how?
J.D. Lape' south Arkansas USA

Well said J.D. Lape

as our forefathers dreamed that an educated population would make great choices, an ignorant population will follow a snake oil salesman to insanity and death. My question is, if you give a crap about your kids, why are you letting the "officials" give control of dope to the outlaws?

Had to repeat that. Well said.

liberal twit

Are you blindly (and STUPIDLY) only hateful and hostile to George Bush?? Are you a kool-aid drunk lemming/ tool of the left? I am a staunch constitutional conservative who is extremely well-educated and astute to the goings on within our tyrannical government (are you, or do you just suck swill at the radical lefts' trough?). This issue is NOT Bush's doings, you clown-boy, but the entire US governments. I hope that you wouldn't deny that under the current regime that we are ONE OUNCE better off, but in fact MUCH worse off - in our losses of liberty. We are told blatant lies every single day by ALL of those we've been led to believe we elected to REPRESENT us, but the great majority in BOTH parties have very little use for us except to garner votes which will keep them in POWER. My libertarian com padres are all in on the decriminalization of marijuana, and feel that the "war on drugs" is nothing more than a lie which enables the theft of our treasury (as every single government agency and regulation does) and causes more crime as did the prohibition of liquor. Do tell us though; how much of a criminal obozo is as well. And yes; I vehemently despise the man, as I certainly have at least ten times more reasons that you could legitimately hate on Bush. And yes - again; I only responded to your post because you made this about something that is ludicrous. Try to stay on topic next time without going to bat-sh!t crazy land, mmmmK?.

Umm

You do realise the post you were responding to was written in 2008, right? And due to your astuteness in government matters -- in this case elections -- you can probably figure out the rest.

And Cannabis is still in Schedule I ??

http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6630507.html

"Abstract:

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the
treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. ..."

What Rev. Wright said...

-Richard Paul Steeb
San Jose, California
(glaucoma)

Link to the actual USPTO

Link to the actual USPTO database: http://tinyurl.com/5598vx

Gov't Holds Patent On Bullshit & Lying Too!

Most folks are aware that the U.S. Government continues to maintain the old drug war refrain that marijuana has no accepted medical value... yet the same U.S. Governmet holds the patent for... are you ready for this... "Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants".

That's right kiddies, your government currently holds U.S. Patent # 6,630,507 claiming: "Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties... cannabinoids are found to have particular applications as neuroprotectants... limiting neurological damage following... stroke and trauma... or in treatment of neurodegenerative diseases... such as Alzheimer's... Parkinson's... and HIV dementia"
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Please, someone tell me how a gov't that kills or incarcerates those that dare to disagree while claiming one thing while positioning itself to profit from the exact opposite can be legal or moral... even in this scoundrel ridden christian nation.

The government patent should be struck down as an illegally acquired property/intellectual right. The medical efficacy of Cannabis has been known by respected medical professionals for decades... literally centuries. Yet the u.s. government continues to prohibit, under the guise of regulation, the scientific study of the cannabis plant while obtaining the patent for cannabinoids.

It's not the THC that scares the crap out of uncle scam... it's the BSBs... the 'Bullshit Blockers'!

Billy B. Blunt
Tacoma, WA

Pot Prohibition

Just remember, the main contributors to keeping marijuana illegal are the liquor industries. Think about it. Also remember, our government lies to us daily. Rich fat cats making laws benificial to themselves. It's all B$.

More like big pharma.

More like big pharma.

I agree. Pharmaceutical

I agree. Pharmaceutical company's run the us. This governmet doesn't want you to know what is good for you. Its a shame. There us a cure for cancer and its also the prevention! I have seen far Romany people cure themselves through food and hydration of so many different chronic illnesses such as hep c and stage 4 cancer. I wouldn't be supriswd if there was a cure for aids. There are a couple doctors out there who are working on that as we speak. Don't fall into the regular chemically dependent way of thinking. Do your own research and find things out for yourself. To many lies out there for you not to! I did and my life has been changed in so many ways now. :)

Big Pharma is

ENABLED by whom???? Our government is where EVERYTHING starts. The rat-sumina-bastages in DC - in BOTH parties dream up legislation and regulations every freaking day that is designed to ALLOW certain entities/ corporations.. to do this or that... provided it will benefit those scum-bag kings and queens perched on their thrones in DC. You know; kick-backs. Why do you think these crooks go to Washington with a worth of say - a few hundred thousand, and then in ten years they have a net worth of tens of millions?? And what is with all of the duplicity; in multitudinous government agencies? DC needs an enema. And a lobotomy.

If they have this patent,

If they have this patent, they can make sure no one uses it. I'm not sure exactly, but maybe that means that noone can sell marijuana for antioxidant or neuroprotective purposes except the goverment (which won't). Also, the pharmaceutical industry might have been able to produce some nice medicines based on marijuana, but maybe this patent makes it illegal for anyone but the us government to sell it for antioxidant or neuroprotective purposes. Medical marijuana dispensaries might not be hearing much about this now because the federal gov't can just go after them based on the illegality of marijuana, but after it becomes legal, maybe the gov't will use this patent to say that noone can sell marijuana (as antioxidant or neuroprectant), so in that sense they can continue their war on marijuana. (although that probably wouldn't work because it would be way too transparent, but maybe they come up with some insane argument to justify it (would not be surprising at all)).

not so fast...

I'm pretty sure this patent only covers certain medical derivatives of the plant - not the plant itself.  The government does not have a patent on "pot." 

The upshot of the article is exactly what the author said it was....  That this literally runs contrary to the official government position on medical marijuana.  I think that's plenty big of a story on its own.

Not the whole plant, but....

They could block development and/or production of medications based on derivatives as stated in the first sentance of the summary;

"It is an object of this invention to provide a new class of antioxidant drugs, that have particular application as neuroprotectants, although they are generally useful in the treatment of many oxidation associated diseases."

I guess it's their backup plan in case the fed actually de-criminalizes/legalizes marijuana so they can block development based on it.

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This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma

The supreme hypocrisy!

The government has created a monopoly on the medicinal value of Cannabis while implementing the dynamics of double speak and the tactics of a police state to maintain the grip and trump the legality and illegality of either constraint. The government is simultaneously holding two contradictory themes believing, exploiting, and profiting from them both. (Classic double speak)
The system will create as many income streams in which expansion of the government bureaucracy will super-exploit from both ends of the spectrum. Every time someone is arrested for cultivation, distributing and possession of Cannabis, it justifies the criminal actions of the government to protect their patent by either criminal prosecution or civil actions when in fact to make something criminal that is not a crime in the first place is the real criminal act.
“A true dichotomy of truth and lies.”
The supreme hypocrisy!
The Federal government will use whatever means to continue this concubine to oblivion.
The alphabet agencies and the U.S. attorney are addicted like a junkie to the seizure of monies, persons, and assets for the majority of their budgets rely on prohibition laws and will fight vigorously to keep the status quo. It is apparent after forty years of waging a war on drugs most of devoted to Cannabis, it has become a lost cause. The War on Drugs was never meant to be won it was designed to be a perpetual forever. Costing taxpayers at this time in history six hundred dollars per second, the cost of war rages on. Nothing has changed but the increasing costs of war, the propaganda, the rhetoric, and the lies. All of this will be paid for by the taxpayer and that is you and me.
The numbers look real good in the newspapers or on a government statistical ledger of how many were arrested and the revenues of seizure. All of these professionals that are involved in this lair of systematic industry and assembly line justice merely support or increase the price of contraband that they determined to eliminate from society. A giant control system grid created for outlaws and outlawed molecules. The foundations of career building that is as endless as time itself. The war on drugs is an infinite beginning that has no end conducted as a government inquisitional witch-hunt by the self-indignant, self-righteous and self sanctimonious thought police and corporate storm troopers with impunity from the crimes they commit in the process, to legitimize their sins, vindicate their existence, jobs, pensions and budgets. In history men have justified their professions on the foundation of lies and the basis and tenents of money.
History has not changed.

History has not changed yet.

History has not changed yet. Vote for Ron Paul 2012! And help Restore this Country now!

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Quotes

"Much virtue in herbs, little in men."
Benjamin Franklin

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times, some shall … speak lies in hypocrisy … commanding to abstain from meats which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (Paul: 1 Timothy 4:1-3)

a word of caution...

(and just for the record, I am 100% in support of not only the rights of patients to access medical marijuana, I also support the responsible recreational use of it by adults, so don't shoot the messenger if you don't like what I am about to say)

Just a bit of caution for those who would attempt to use this patent's existence as some kind of smoking gun-

This may come as a shock to the uninitiated, but the fact that a patent has been granted in no way proves conclusively that all of the supporting data is accurate or the process/product itself is viable.

Patent examination is far more a matter of determining that something isn't already common knowledge or "prior art", that it hasn't already been patented, that all the forms are filled out properly, etc...obviously they try to reject applications for things that are obviously not workable or that make outlandish claims and examiners do have technical expertise in the fields and technologies they are reviewing, but they are first and foremost clerical workers charged with keeping things running smoothly.

So- considering that things like antigravity space vehicles (U.S. Patent 6,960,975) and various devices that amount to little more than perpetual motion machines have been issued patents (despite PTO efforts to keep this from happening), one needs to tread carefully when attempting to use the existence of a patent alone as any kind of proof that the supporting documentation is accurate.

That isn't to say that the referenced government research into the medical efficacy of cannabinoids presented to the PTO is incorrect, just that it is *that* material that needs to be presented to refute the claim that cannabis deserves Sched. 1 classification to illustrate the Fed. governments hypocrisy in keeping it there- simply saying that the patent exists and used that research in the application, therefore the matter of efficacy is beyond question, is logically fallacious.

One other fact that isn't readily apparent until you really read the patent info is that it specifically states that one goal is to create therapeutic cannabinoid-derived DRUGS that "can be substantially free of psychoactive or psychotoxic effects"...

this patent is NOT about cannabis per se, but chemicals isolated from it. It in no way supports or promotes the use of medicinal marijuana, and in fact is an attempt to create a non-psychoactive cannabinoid delivery system...in other words, they specifically are looking for a way to administer cannabinoids in a manner that won't get anyone high.

And with that in mind, I would be willing to bet that the government research referenced speaks specifically to cannabinoids and not medicinal marijuana as well- Marinol has been around forever, is patented, and is now a Sched. III drug, so it isn't like the government is saying that cannabinoids themselves have no medicinal use; it's just the raw herbal form of cannabis that they take issue with.

So as much as I wish it were true, this whole patent angle doesn't really stop arguments against the medical use of herbal cannabis in their tracks at all, and in reality just shows how hard the government is working to eliminate arguments for it, by creating alternatives that won't get you stoned...when those exist, anyone who refuses them and still wants the herbal stuff can just be labeled as a stoner.

Even the DEA's own webpage about medicinal marijuana touts Marinol and even brags that that agency was instrumental in its development-

" The DEA helped facilitate the research on Marinol. The National Cancer Institute approached the DEA in the early 1980s regarding their study of THC's in relieving nausea and vomiting. As a result, the DEA facilitated the registration and provided regulatory support and guidance for the study. "

http://www.justice.gov/dea/ongoing/marinol.html

So- be very careful in developing your arguments, and realize that "cannabinoids" and "cannabis"/"medicinal marijuana" are two related but entirely different things.

Thank you for your reasoned response

First, let me say, Tina, that I appreciate your comments with regard to patent 6,630,507. And what you say would stand up in a court of law. That said, perception is everything. With regard to the patent stopping prohibitionists in their tracks, logic, and science don't make a dent at all. But the obvious hypocrisy of a government, which, on one hand, jails (and murders*) cannabis users without regard to their need for this medicine, and on the other, acknowledges the healing properties of cannabinoids based upon their own research, in their own documents, is too much for the heart to bear, or the mind to deny. Sometimes you just have to hit them over the head with a metaphoric club, even if it is not as precise as an AK 47.

*please see http://www.drugwarrant.com/articles/drug-war-victim/

I agree with the comment.  I

I agree with the comment.  I also noticed in the patent text that it was only for non-psychoactive cannabidiol as a medicine.  But how can you patent a secondary metabolite in a plant but keep the plant as a Schedule I drug?!  Not everyone is able to extract CBDs from Cannabis at home and strains that are being developed with high CBD% also still have high THC percent and are therefore still psychoactive.  Let the plant be free

Who wants super expensive

Who wants super expensive laboratory derivatives (Marinol) when you can get a gram at an access point for $10? So what if a person gets 'high' while treating their nausea! Most cancer folks, Crohns folks, MS patients and those with HIV are SUFFERING and/or pretty darn near suffering... So leave them to it. It could be their last day of life!

The Law IS an ASS.

I totally agree with all that is said about Patent 6630507. BUT ! is a patent not in it's self a protection of an idea.So is the U.S. Government not protecting ( in some insane way ) Cannabis . ?

not quite...

A patent is not so much the protection of an idea but the protection of a limited monopoly on selling the manifestation of an idea.

There's a post above yours that makes this pretty clear and that I mostly agree with.  This patent is about medical derivatives - not cannabis.  But this is still a very interesting story.

Its safe to say that the USA

Its safe to say that the USA gov't has lied to the point we shoudl no longer reconize it and say fuk them and make our own gov't, or at least a new paolitical party, called the "Pro-Pot Party". Obama is back to letting the DEA dogs do their criminal activities.

C&P
The Marijuana Policy Project, along with a coalition of allies, has called for President Obama to withdraw the nomination of Michele Leonhart as DEA Administrator. Under Leonhart's leadership the DEA has staged medical marijuana raids in direct defiance of Attorney General Eric Holder's directive to respect state medical marijuana laws.

I used to think they guys they told us were bad, actually were the bad guys, but they messed up, they pushed too far with propaganda, now i see who the real bad guys are. They are the ones taking our freedoms, our own gov't. Well guess what, americans liek pot and the gov has basically declared war on american citizens and calling em We are the narco-Terrorists in their eyes weather we just smoke or grow and distibute..

THERE IS ONLY 1 WAY TO DEAL WITH a a GOV't THAT SUPRESSES FREEDOM.
And there are way more of us then them.
Time to take back the country, gets the economy back on track, and lock up all these anti-freedom leaders.
If i was leader, i woudl ship them to afghan, and let them deal with them. I bet they would not last long, even tho they are "HELPING". The people there will show them exactly how much help they are worth.,

collect all the seeds you can and throw em everywhere. Court house flower gardens, police stations, ditches, in public parks, the more the merrier. hand out flyers detailing to the american people the gov't new stance on pot. Spread the word and pass the doob/.

It not only helps with actual medical conditions, it helps deal with the gov and their supressions. what is all to funny is they apparently tried to sober us up, well i guess enough of us are AWAKE now uncle sam, and now we are doing somethign abotu you. We dont want to get high to have to deal with you, we want to deal with you so we can get high again, the way nature intended.

If you read the patent, it points out toxicity.

From the abstract:Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. 

 

In other words, cannabinoids are a general class of compounds. They point out that it is really only useful on versions that are not psychotic and don't cause brain damage and motor impairment...

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Toxicity is in the mind of the beholder

Interesting that you should bring that up. The "toxicity" referred to is simply the fact that THC gets you high. However, as to causing brain damage, the patent says precisely the opposite: Cannabinoids are neuro-protective. This means they PREVENT brain damage.  

Isn't it ironic that the government is so dead set against allowing the use of this wildly beneficial herb (because of its association with the counter culture) that they shamelessly use the word "toxicity" right after they specifically claim its neuroprotective properties. 

Actually, perhaps ironic is not the right word. I think desperation may be a better fit.

If you read the patent, it points out toxicity.

From the abstract:Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. 

 

In other words, cannabinoids are a general class of compounds. They point out that it is really only useful on versions that are not psychotic and don't cause brain damage and motor impairment...

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Brinna

I believe you have misunderstood the implications of this patent. The "toxicity" that is referenced is simply the "high" that is experienced as a result of the ingestion of THC. When all is said and done, this amounts to a "cultural" toxicity, rather than a scientific one. Let's face it, "getting high" is not looked on kindly by those who want to squeeze as much so-called productivity out of their good little consumers as possible. However, it is important to understand that our own bodies produce an endocannabinoid called anandamide for which THC is an analog. There is no "brain damage" involved. In fact, what the patent points out is that cannabinoids (including THC) are neuro-protective, i.e. they protect brain cells from damage. The "toxicity" line was a simple obfuscation.

already on the list

hello. although i easily agree with most of what you write, your perception of 'being high' is the mainstream propaganda people are told to believe. i have ingested cannabis for many years. cannabis improved my physical productivity, and the toxic psychoactive effects were so soft (in comparison to mushrooms or LSD) that the 'stoned effect' only lasted a few moments, and then my brain returned to idiotic normalcy. my state of mind was never so altered that i would believe i could fly out a window by simply flapping my arms, but i did have more of a groove to music. the 'stoners' build tolerance. some never get back to the 'stoned' state of mind of (temporarily exploring their internal thoughts) being nonsocial for a few moments, and simply return to more normal function; with a more pleasant attitude. this condition of just feeling better is especially true of medicinal users. the whole propaganda fear of 'being high' is modern "Reefer Madness". i thought everyone knew illegal cannabis cash cows allow enemies to buy guns so the military will do good business. the whole notion of high stoner zombies bringing productivity to a standstill is opposite of every manual worker out there smoking cannabis right now to help get physical labor done. that is a load of farm workers, factory laborers, and many industries productivity relies upon manual labor. the other notion that the volume of cannabis consumption in this country is mainly for recreational abuse, is more public denial of reality. it is real comfortable to sit somewhere, while everything in your life has been accumulated by manual labor, and deny those workers the right to self medicate. keep putting them in jail. i now reside in a major prohibition state in which politicians get their cut to keep it illegal, and i am denied even medicinal relief. the illegal cash passes through so many hands, everyone should join the other side. i live only for the chance to one day legally vaporize cannabis and return to being a productive citizen. this sitting at a computer screen is not my dream living. i refuse to side effect myself with pharmaceuticals (and those prescriptions really get you 'high', while damaging internals). my only real comment was being "high" on cannabis is made out to be scarier than it really is. the soft toxic effects do not drive people insane, and are temporary. propaganda searchers for the worst examples and bombards people with lies until the mainstream accepts them as truth. being "stoned" is nothing to be afraid of.         

My understanding of it, is of

My understanding of it, is of all the actual research done, with legitimate facts reported, that pill forms and other such methods of cannabinoid delivery don't hold their weight against either smoking (reasonably decent way to acquire the effects, however, wears off after approx. 2 hours), or by ingesting as a food product, e.g. made into peanut butter, brownies, butter, cookies, tea, etc., (a much more substantially long lasting 'high.' The effects of eating THC usually don't start to wear off until 6 or more hours later). I say, quit trying to find ways to administer a 'drug' that gives your pharmaceuticals control over it. They're simply looking for a way to help Pfizer, Merck, Bayer and so on make MORE money. Like that's anything they need more of. They can keep their poisons and piss off IMO.

New US Patent Link

Patentstorm is now defunct, here is the official link at the patent office's website: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN/6630507&RS=PN/6630507

its not a patent on marijuana

 

Its not a patent on marijuana, its a patent on cannabinoids used as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.

Rights to Natural Medicine

If pfizer wants to sell synthetic cannabinoids, fine.  But when patents and montesanto miracle grow GM cannabis and lies, corruption and violence are used to deny natural, free medicines to the people in the name of profit, THE PEOPLE MUST SAY, F. NO!  They should also consider CRIMINAL LIABILITIES for those who continue to propagate suffering and violence through FRAUD AND MISINFO.

 

Schedule 1 is a joke and the pharm companies WILL make their cures available, eventually, maybe, for those who can afford it. The government knows it has medicinal value, the AMA even knew that in the 30s, didn't even realize it was being prohibited until after Anslinger called the whole plant "N-Bomb White Lady Rape Mexican Marihuana" to protect his investments from the coming Hemp Boom.

 

Bottom Line:  Cannabis can heal cancer, MS, MD, and a whole lot more, RIGHT NOW, IT CAN DO THIS.  But you'll go to jail for medicating yourself or your loved ones. 

 

Time to REMOVE ALL RESTRICTIONS ON NATURAL PLANT MEDICINES.  OR CONTINUE TO ACCEPT YOUR ENSLAVEMENT, AND YOUR DEATH SENTENCE.

Great post - outlaws are still extracting oil -

It is about time to remove ALL restrictions on natural plant medicines. The outlaws, who place more value on human life than on adherence to regulations/laws that are killing them, are still extracting oil and saving lives. For a detailed look at the extraction process (it is not rocket science), take a few minutes to become aware of www.phoenixtears.ca  - this informational site has been up since 2004 and continues to be instrumental in the ONLY treatment I have heard of that produces "cancer FREE" diagnoses in approx. 60 days of ingestion. While I would certainly not encourage any individual to break any laws, I can say, from personal experience, the elation felt upon hearing a cancer patient say their follow-up exam resulted in a cancer "FREE" diagnosis is impossible to adequately describe in words. DO NOT ACCEPT ENSLAVEMENT - TAKE A BIT MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN HEALTH AND WELL-BEING. Your oncologist will NEVER tell you this information - he makes zero dollars when a patient turns down chemical therapy or radiation.

making nature against the law

making nature against the law is unnatural.

 

anyone who tries to separate me from, or diminish my connection to, the earth, the stars or the one, will find their end, under that banner they serve.

 

all those who attempt to sever us from our birthright will fail, losing their own instead.

 

 

reject the fear, reject oppression, reject the unjust, the criminal, the vicious and the corrupt..

RISE WITH THE  AND FIGHT BACK.

 

 

 

this message is for all the people of the world but especially the Americans....

home of the brave? 

or home of the paralyzed by  ignorance, poisoned and medicated, obese and bankrupt, church and dollar sponsored rape of the world (and it's own people) at gunpoint?

 

 

it's your choice.. do something about it, TODAY.  

NOW!!   

get off the computer and DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!!!

Do not get off the computer...

Our collective strength via the Internet is what will win this war. Keep the web, a rich source of free information/communication, uncensored! The gov't already sees citizens sharing intelligent information and exposing the dark corners of policy as a threat. Do you really think SOPA/DMCA is all about copyright protection? Baby steps, my friend.

Wow!

Wow, this is a real eye opener for sure! This is beyond being a hypocrite!

 

I'd like to see a total end to the "drug war" like Portugal has done, it works!

Hemp is Food...

The United States Government has "Morning Glory Seed Extracts" listed as Schedule I along with MMJ ! HA!

how many people have you ever met addicted to Morning Glory Seeds ? None...so why does our Gov. say Morning glory Seeds have "the high potential for abuse...? Marijuana is an Natural Herb not a drug; Marijuan is actually an edible healthy food; Leaves for Salads; Stems for Tea; Seeds for Oil and Hemp Seed Butter; duh?

You can also juice the seeds

You can also juice the seeds and drink from within its nutrients. You just need a lot but its very healthy.

Morning glory

Well, this is why the morning glory is capable for abuse.  In the early 1960's they found some strains of morning glory had a greater effect than magic mushrooms.  They attempted to GMO a toxin into these and release the GMO strains into the wild to prevent people from using the morning glory seed to get high.  This may have failed as they are still concerned about this.

Other ways to take Cannabis

Someone earlier mentioned juicing the seeds.  But a better way is to juice the leave and the buds.

Dr. William Courtney has been recommending to his patients for years to use RAW Cannabis.  You can see his research at http://cannabisinternational.org.

By using cannabis in it's raw form you can take much more which means you can get more of these beneficial cannabinoids that are mentioned in the patent.

When you heat cannabis, such as in smoking or making butter for edibles, you make the THCa into THC which then is psychoactive. But in it's raw form you can eat or juice it in large quantities without getting high.

I'm not suggesting there is anything wrong with using the plant for it's psychoactive properties, only that you can get a much more therapeutic dose by using the raw plant.

Dr. Courtney, besides being the leader in raw cannabis research, is also running for US Congress.  With someone like him in office we can make the government hypocrisy on cannabis more public.  We can have someone in our government that will ask the right questions and speak up for logic and reason.

You can find out more about his campaign and help by making donations (big corporations are certainly not going to back him) at http://courtneyforcongress.org.

 

You can find out more about juicing cannabis by watching the youtube video "Leaf".  Just hit youtube and search for "juicing cannabis leaf".

You can keep complaining or you can actually DO something to forward the cause.  This man is sticking his neck out for what he believes in. He needs our support.  Even a buck or two helps.

Thanks in advance.

Brinna's picture

Great comment!

Just put in a direct link to Leaf. Here it is again:  http://youtu.be/qa0nLdVJiIg

Thanks for all the extra background info on Dr. Courtney.

The U.S. Patent CAN be overturned and not re-issued!

Firstly- the medical uses of cannabis are widely documented, but still denied by the government.

Also, you cannot 'patent' that which has been in the public domain prior to the patent application date, namely the fact that cannabis is loaded with CBN and CBD compounds which have medical benefits.  Many studies have been undertaken and published prior to the patent application date. This alone is enough to overturn the claims of US Patent #6630507. The  govt did not 'invent' this, but they are certainly trying to control it.  Except for the company they're licensing the patent to, that is.

While searching for 'cannabis related grants' I find-

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/r...DA-04-014.html

Which is a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

grant that specifically points to cannabis use as a 'illness or disorder'!

PURPOSE OF THIS RFA

 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is seeking grant

applications focusing on the identification, evaluation and development

of safe and effective pharmacological treatments for cannabis-related

disorders (CRDs), such as cannabis abuse or dependence, and cannabis-

induced disorders (e.g., intoxication, delirium, psychotic disorder,

and anxiety disorder), and their comorbidity with other medical and

psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression), with special interest in the

treatment of children and adolescents. Cannabis use includes marijuana,

hashish, and other tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) containing substances.

  

Now please pay close attention to the dates (specifically, the release date):

Also, the AGENCIES participating in the grant!

MEDICATIONS DEVELOPMENT FOR CANNABIS-RELATED DISORDER

 RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2003

RFA NUMBER: RFA-DA-04-014 - (Reissued as RFA-DA-09-001)

 

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

 

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATION:

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

(http://www.nih.gov)

 

COMPONENT OF PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATION:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

(http://www.nida.nih.gov)

 

CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE NUMBER: 93.279

 LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: February 20, 2004

APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: March 23, 2004

 

 

The very SAME US Gov agency that calls out marijuana use as BAD, gets granted U.S Patent #6630507...in Oct 2003!

Just check out US Patent 6630507 titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” which is assigned to The United States of America, as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Now if one agency of the government (there are more) is denying that cannabis has "Any medical benefit"...and the Department of Health and Human Services gets issued a U.S. PATENT ON ITS MOST BASIC MEDICAL BENEFITS...HOW on earth can the gov keep trying to push that same old lie to everyone?

How blatantly does our gov need to lie to us before we finally call them on it? Seriously.

 So how do you do this?

Use the system against them- It's called the "Freedom of Information Act".

If some genius were to file a 'Freedom of Information Act' regarding the memos or letters between these 2 gov agencies discussing the medical benefits (or lack thereof) you would not only have the smoking gun, but would catch them lying about it as well.  

 Every one has been arguing for YEARS on how to get the gov. to finally admit they were either wrong, or lying about it WHOLE TIME!

 You only have to call them a liar...and make them prove what they mean, once and for all.

 So, in the big picture of things-

 1. The Freedom of Information Act request is filed

2. The Gov. only has so many days to act on the request, and they have to acknowledge it

3. Gov comes back with request results stating that no coordination between agencies ever occurred, so requested documents do not exist. (even though both are named on grant)

4. Gov now realizes that they look stupid for granting themselves a patent based on the research or findings of at least 2 other Gov. agencies (both NAMED on the same grant above)which totally disagree with each other on the issue..

5. Cat is out of the bag and the news and media get ahold of it. They just *love* a Gov. scandal!

6. People finally realize their Gov. has been lying to them about this (and many other things)

7. Gov can no longer hide the mistake 'hiding in plain sight'.

8. REAL change happens and MMJ and its benefits become widely accepted.

9. We wake up from this dream and realize that it will never happen if we cannot get someone to file the request first!

10. What are you waiting for? DO IT TODAY!

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