Is the US Government busting down on the medicinal marijuana markets for their own medicinal advantages?
For over 10 years the United States Government has been holding a patent they acquired in 2003 to research and explore Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. The very same government who declares marijuana has no medicinal purpose is exploring this natural drug for medicinal purposes.
In 2003, the Department of Health and Human Services received a patent to research the benefits of medicinal marijuana. United States Patent #6,630,507
Read this abstract from the application submitted to the US Patent Office:
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.
Why is the federal Government fighting the legalization of medicinal marijuana to the extremes they are? Learning about this patent could lead one to believe they are cornering the market in medical research while making it illegal on a federal level for anyone else to research it. How are they funding this federally funded research of a drug they say has no medicinal purpose? Why do they continue raiding marijuana growers and legal dispensaries in states that allow it?
Is the USA funding their own marijuana research from the seizures of legal medicine?
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