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This just shows how much of a fraud the whole prohabition of cannabis is. The US Government’s statement that there is “no current use for medical treatment in the United States” is a lie and they know it. The most disturbing about it is that United States patent No. 6,630,507 has been filled in 2001 already and that you have to hear about it through a weblog.
Why isn’t this big news? Why is there no reporter that asks these kind of questions? If the media doesn’t address these kind of issues, what good are they?
Below the abstract from the patent filed by the US government “as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services”:
“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. 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. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3.”
Special thanks to spryeye and evanravitz for bringing this information to our attention.
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Thanks to “HEMPFLAX” (a company founded in 1994 by Ben Dronkers, founder of Sensi Seeds) it is finally possible to grow cannabis 100% legally, whether it is in an effort to reduce your carbon footprint or simply to enjoy the beauty of the plant!
Hempflax recently launched their new website: www.hempflax.com where you can buy 5000 Cannabis Sativa seeds (100 grams) for only 50 Euros!! The seeds come with a certificate identifying them as “USO-31 cannabis seeds” and can be legally (and easily) grown anywhere in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »
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“So, in retiring the phrase from the federal lexicon will we really be ending the “War on Drugs”?
Norm Stamper, Retired Seattle police chief and member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition makes some sensible comments about the promise of the Obama administration not to wage a war on drugs. Below you find some parts of his article about the subject in the huffington post.
US Drug Control Rescources, May 2009
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Good news … Finally someone in the White House who talks sense about the War on Drugs.
Kerlikowske Says Analogy Is Counterproductive
Shift Aligns With Administration Preference for Treatment Over Incarceration
The Obama administration’s new drug czar says he wants to banish the idea that the U.S. is fighting “a war on drugs,” a move that would underscore a shift favoring treatment over incarceration in trying to reduce illicit drug use.
In his first interview since being confirmed to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske said Wednesday the bellicose analogy was a barrier to dealing with the nation’s drug issues.
“Regardless of how you try to explain to people it’s a ‘war on drugs’ or a ‘war on a product,’ people see a war as a war on them,” he said. “We’re not at war with people in this country.”
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Gil Kerlikowske, the new White House drug czar.