US Government patents Cannabis!?

26 05 2009

US-Government-Patents-CannabisThis 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.



6 responses

1 06 2009

nice information, now i am going to bookmarked this and share this with my all friends.

3 08 2009
Cartoon Pig Dog

I wish I had come here sooner. I just posted a blog on my page a few days ago on this. I don’t know why I hadn’t known about this much sooner. Anyway, I posted the entire text of the patent on my site and I have a scanned image of the original in pdf format as well. If you haven’t seen the entire thing yet I really recommend going over it, especially the references it gives to their research sources. They had some very extensive research involved in their conclusions.
However, what really bothers me is why the Dept. of Health and Human Services isn’t pushing for legalization, unless they are taking bribe money from the pharmaceutical companies.

3 08 2009
Cartoon Pig Dog

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this. Did you notice that the patent lists three “inventors” of cannabinoids and cannabidiol? And throughout the patent they keep referring to it as “this invention”. I’m thinking maybe I will invent something too, like tomatoes, maybe.

4 08 2009

hahaha. You are absolutely right man. It seems silly to patent a plant.

What the patent actually covers is the pharmaceutical application of cannabidiol and other cannabinoids as a neuroprotectant. From what I understand is that what is referred to as the “invention” is the application rather then the cannabinoids itself. (Correct me if I am wrong, as I’m not a lawyer :)

The really bothersome part here is that the US government has clearly stated that there is no medicinal application for Cannabis?! Why do they have a patent that proves the opposite?

4 08 2009
Cartoon Pig Dog

You are right, the patent actually refers to the applications of the chemicals as medicine, however in section 5 of the patent it talks about the chemicals reactions in water and introduction methods through the use of water. I’m not a doctor or a chemist, but the medical terms used and the “actual” introduction method, although not specifically mentioned there, seems to be that they are referring to the use of bongs. Now there’s an invention worthy of a patent.

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