US Government’s medical marijuana patent

From DigitalJournal.com

On the one hand, United States federal government officials have consistently denied that marijuana has any medical benefits. On the other, the government actually holds patents for the medical use of the plant.

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.
The patent claims that -

“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.”

The patent was obtained in October of 2003.

Cannabinoids, for those who were wondering, are a group of chemical compounds found in marijuana that are also referred to as terpenophenolic compounds. One specific cannabinoid compound found in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. This substance gives marijuana its psychoactive effects.

The US government may hold this patent, but that will not stop their officials from consistently denying the benefits of medical marijuana. An FDA spokesperson, for instance, has claimed that “smoked marijuana has no currently accepted or proven medical use in the United States and is not an approved medical treatment.”I guess she didn’t get the memo.

It makes you wonder why the U.S. government is so unwilling to admit that marijuana has some valid medical properties. It seems unlikely that there is a popularity issue, especially when 60% of Americans believe that doctors should be allowed to prescribe marijuana. Maybe there are some lobbyists or bigwig campaign contributors that would get a little upset.

Since one part of the government applied for the patent of medical marijuana, and another part of the government approved that patent, it seems logical to conclude that the federal government knows that marijuana has some valid medical properties.

Now the hard part. How do we get them to admit it?


78 thoughts on “US Government’s medical marijuana patent

  1. How sad that information and studies would be ignored by major media for so long. Having watched as my amother in law die of lung cancer and all the while there were alternate approaches to treatment . They were hid.
    Does this surprise anyone that this country that once was the pride of the people and the envy of the Earth could fall so far from grace?
    Ask JFK.

  2. We know its all about the money. Other countries have medical cures for things we are way behind on or literally prevented from knowing. If you have a mitrovalve prolapse for instance, you can get that fixed in France but not here. There is a cure for Diabetes in S. America but not here. If we were to actually approve something that would cure many diseases, or help people keep their immunity up while receiving the barbaric and archaic chemotherapy and radiation treatments, or even reduce CO2 greenhouse gases, those people who have become accustomed to their style of living would suffer. Marijuana is a plant, its level of mind alteration is not more than other herbs that are legal as herbal remedies (Melatonin, Kava Kava, Passionflower). Obviously, it is not about the truth of its safety or benefits, but more about the judgement placed on the people who use it and need it, and the loss of money to the FDA, insurance and drug companies, and Dr.s. This creates a problem, especially when patients who need or want Medical Marijuana when they ask their doctor. See most people with chronic pain have stopped seeing Dr’s for the very reason they are tired of being pumped full of many drugs that are very harsh on the body and cause a tyrade of side effects, something that herbal remedies do NOT do. The end result is usually a referral to a surgeon, not to a plant that affords them no kick backs. Dr.s are trained in Pharmaceuticals and their effects and will not recommend Medical Marijuana because it is not offered by a drug company that will give them a bonus for dispensing their medicine first. People with chronic pain are seeing chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, etc. because we address these issues much better than conventional medicine can and most people DON’T want surgery. This is a natural medicine, it should be available to any who choose it, it is better and more beneficial to our economy, environment and health than what we are currently doing. This has been proven. Its time to get up, stand up! Stand up for your rights! Dont give up the fight!

    • Celtic Healer, you wrote a very good report on Cannabis and the health care field. I’m a nurse of 30 years retired now dabbling in herbal remedies. Because of the Health care system and the rip off it is, not only are you right about the physicians and pharmaceutical companies but figure in the cancer hospitals they have built that would go under if they came up with a cure and marijuana was a part of that look at the billions of dollars lost to the medical world enough to let us all die rather than share. Nothing surprises me in health care I have seen more corruption in the medical field than in our judicial system if you can imagine that. I’m fighting as hard as I can to help make it legal but until they come up with a way to make enough money to cover the loss they have been covering we are in trouble. I can tell you the drug Marinol is the start of the government and the health care industry working on it. Good to hear from you and I’m in for the long haul!!
      Silver Haze

        • Marinol is a product of Big Pharma. 4 more kills for Big Pharma then, good job buddy report any more medicaly caused deaths.
          Now the plant Marinol tries to mimic has NOT killed anybody, which sounds better?? Big Pharma’s versión or the real natural thing??

          • I am a human being… If I go to a Doctor, Who is the customer, who is the person providing a service for a fee? The old adage : The customer is always right. Doesn’t appear to be worth a flop anymore. I’m handed medicine because it has a side effect that may solve my problem, turns out that under smaller dosages it’s good for coughs, colds, sore holes, fits, farts, and freckles. Or it causes men to grow breast. Ladies waxing under their noses, Doctors know of more that they could do for us. “But if they told us they’d lose their license. They’re not allowed to tell us about stuff the upper crust stuffed shirts, don’t want us to know about. They messed up and backed research into the wrong direction and blew millions of dollars on seven different meds when one plant covers seventy kinds of complaints. My question is ? Do we need to keep paying into a system that is killing us on purpose with population control via medicine that doesn’t work. I’m really disappointed in our country.

            • Well said, Jerry. It is craziness and it makes me and others, sad, left with a feeling of being trapped in a maze controlled by people that are spiritually dead inside. I want the public to wake up, and say no, no, NO! People need to take back their power, but also, people need to realize that too many people still are living, willingly, from a brainwashed state. People are all too willing to accept any lie thrown their way, even if a voice from inside is screaming at them. Is that easier for most people, even with huge pain and personal loss? It seems so. I don’t see a solution, at least not yet. I try, every day, but I run into more opposition and apathy, and fear, than I do support or curiosity, enough to get the to read, watch a documentary, or just to contemplate that there is another filter through which to perceive. I tire of this issue. It is saddening.

  3. I believe everything that this website says is true, the statements made here are going to be the statements of the future, because i guarantee within the next 10 years, my children will be purchasing marijuana legally, and i believe it will be a damn good thing for this piece of shit country.

      • THOSE WITH FAMILIES SHOULD TAKE LEGAL ACTION AND PUT GOVERNMENTS TO THE TEST.IN THE COURTS THOSE WHO ADVOCATE ITS USE AND WHINE HELPLESSLY ABOUT IT MORALLY SHOULD BE ASKED BY THE PEOPLE THEY ARE TRYING TO INFLUENCE ;WELL WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT.? ACT STOP PSUEDO INTELLECTUALIZING ABOUT IT A COURT MAY SWAT AWAY ONE PERSON BUT THEY CANT SWAT AWAY A GROUP OF ENORMOUS PROPORTIONS THAT WANT CANNABIS?JAMES HOW MANY OF OUR FAMILIES BEEN DESTROYED BY THERE MEDICINES?

        • It will take more than just those families. They have tried, many of them. It will take a majority of people to wake up to reveal these truths, before others will fight along side of them, to take back our power and to prove the truth about what has been done to “the people,” due to power hungry and controlling leaders and corporations and money hounds. It has everything to do with our entire history, of how the wrong people rise to the top, and the people buy into it, every single election day. Our system, all governments actually, don’t work, because of the type of people that are involved. Sane, smart, honest, humble, loving people, are not the ones involved. I do believe in a few that are/were in our government, but I can count those people on less than one hand. And three of them are now gone from the Senate. The American people must remember, we pay their paychecks. They work FOR us, supposedly, but in actuality, we hire them to work against our well being, and not having the truth about these cures, is the biggest holocaust in human history. Millions upon millions upon millions of people have suffered and died since the inception of this lie, more than a hundred years ago now.

  4. The hypocracy of this is breathtaking…..My government tells me that cannabis is without medical value……Yet my goverment holds a patent for the use of cannabanoids in medicine?

    • THOSE GROUPS INVOLVED SHOULD MAKE A TEST CASE ACTUS POPULARI IN HIGH COURTS THAT NATIONAL LEGISLATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BREACH OF U,N CONVENTION ON GENOCIDE 1948 PARLIMENTS AND SENATES ARE LEGALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR DESTRUCTIVE LEGISLATION>?ACT DONT REACT PUT THEM TO THE TEST. ITS A QUESTION OF LAW AND FACT NOT MORALS!

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  6. What worries me so much about the government holding patents for the medical uses of marijuana isn’t that one day people could have easy access to a natural wonder medicine. As it stands in my state, the people who use marijuana medically have access to it without fear of punishment or imprisonment.
    What worries me is the “friends” of the government. The companies/corporations that have patented other plants and then rob everyday citizens of their rights to grow that plant. What worries me further is the genetic modification of marijuana (beyond selective breeding) that will have the plant reach new potency that can be considered a hard drug – a really hard drug.
    Even more than all of that, I fear the drug becoming truly legal. Again, not because I don’t think people should use if they need. I fear legalization because once its legal and corporations have patents on it, there will be new, stricter, harsher punishments for patent infringement than there ever was for drug possession.

    Take for instance a medical patient who currently has a license to grow. He gets a few seeds from a friend who has been growing illegally, but shhh. So the patient grows his crop, harvest, takes what he needs and then takes the rest to a dispensary. That dispensary sells his crop…
    but oh no, in walks Mr. Corporate checker. He decides that he needs to make sure that the company he represents is not suffering a patent infringement… UH OH the seeds that the patient got from his friend were outside regulation, which shouldn’t matter, but this time it does, because those seeds genetic information was owned. So the Corporation decides that the Dispensary is in violation of federal law for selling a patented product without the proper licenses. Further more, the patient who grew it is also in trouble for cop right infringement because he did not purchase his seeds from the correct sources. Both will receive fines that will cripple them for the rest of their lives. As for the source of the seeds, the friend, well he is in the deepest poo poo of all because he had a patented product which he used to “make profit” whether he did or not is irrelevant, and also, he had a drug. So he is facing double the fines and jail time…
    Marijuana needs to be decriminalized for sure. People should not go to jail for possessing or consuming it. And small time dealers are a waste of time and energy to prosecute. But it should not be legal.

    • (I know this was months ago)

      That’s a whole ‘nother issue that should dealt with immediately. The asinine Intellectual Property laws in the country are as big of an affront to human dignity as the drug war.

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  8. As long as there is a goverment body that pays the wages of police there will never be a full legalization of weed. To many scum bags rely on those wages…could you imagine a bunch of cops fired, persecuted and on wellfare while dealers lived the good life free of persecution.

    • yes I see it all the time. life is not fair. you are just as stupid as the rest of us. I bet you thought there’d never be airplanes or internet or black presidents either. there’s chickens in the backyard that say Id never in a million years kill them or eat them.LOL

  9. The DEA, prison, pharmaceutical, alcohol, tobacco, chemical, pulp and paper, petroleum, cotton and textile industries all have vested interest in maintaining a complete ban on all hemp and cannabis related products. This is all about money, power and control.

    It will take a major paradigm shift to correct this nonsense.

    • So so true. I know this is an old post, but a good one. I keep thinking of just pharmas, insurance companies and government…I didn’t think about all the rest of these players having a problem because of possible profit loss. Thank you..

  10. After my first back surgery was unsuccessful & the only releif was muscle relaxants, which kept me in a state of unstableness & unable to work my Neurosurgeon suggested Cannabis as some reliefe, it is a natural muscle relaxer & not addictive. Now I have to be a criminal to get reliefe and allow me to function.

    • Isn’t that just insane? And when we were kids, “weed” was thought of (correctly) as a mild drug – akin to light beer. Now the government has it classified as more dangerous than heroin. Makes no sense at all until you realize there are 3 Big Pharma lobbyists for each lawmaker on Capitol Hill.

    • Legalizing pot as a drug won’t directly make industrial hemp legal, especially if growing is controlled and licenses are only granted to those producing it as a drug. I could easily see this happen. Of course, the justification for illegal industrial hemp will be much weaker.

      • IT DONT NEED LEGALIZING THERE IS ABUNDANCE OF EVIDENCE THAT THE NATIONAL LAW IS IN BREACH OF U.N CONVENTION ON GENOCIDE 1948 LAWS CAUSING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DESTRUCTION TO A GROUP BY CRIMINALIZING ITS USE AND BLOCKING ITS MEDICAL USE, I CALL IT BLACK MEDICINE AND SUPRISED BLACK PEOPLE HAVE NOT MADE A ISSUE OF IT IN THE COURTS INSTEAD OF BEING THE ISSUE?JLUCKSTONE

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  15. Once the drug aspect goes fully legal across USA, the hemp factor has nothing illegal to it. Producing business out of hemp, like any product could be a legal business or a off the grid profit system. Takes brains to comprehend the difference between right and wrong.

  16. So the government lists it as a schedule I drug meaning it has no medicinal value among otber things, yet they grow it at the University of Mississippi and mail it to a select few in the states for medical purposes AND they hold a patent on it’s medicinal properties. No hypocrisy there. Look up on Youtube the Power of Raw Cannabis. Juicing Cannabis is like any other vegetable has health benefits that are out of this world, yet our government denies us the right to consume it. Susan Peskusky was on 40 different prescription drugs. She juiced Cannabis AND GOT OFF EVERY ONE OF THEM. Her doctors told her she couldn’t have kids. Now she has two. The government has known since 1974 that Cannabis kills cancer cells in mice. It prevents tumors from growing new blood cells, it prevents cancer cells from spreading, it makes cancer cells commit suicide, and it prevents cancer cells from reproducing. This has been proven with decades of research by people like Donald Tashkin of UCLA as well as a host of other doctors across the globe. It’s less addictive than coffee, has never killed anyone in the history of man, has zero side effects when used as medicine, and studies by UCLA, Harvard, and Brown University claim that Cannabis smokers, even heavy ones, have a reduced risk of cancer. It’s also proaptotic, which means it attacks cells that are in the process of dying so that they don’t become mutant or cancerous, and it leaves the good healthy cells untouched.

    And this natural plant is illegal almost everywhere. And people wonder why I’m passionate about this. We have been told for decades that we can’t possess this plant or grow it. The fact is, if anything, it should be a law that you have to grow it. The prohibition of Cannabis is a huge injustice to mankind and has costs millions of lives. Everything I posted is fact. We need to tell everyone we know and facilitate the legalization process. Thanks for reading.

  17. I cannot wait for this countries and PLANETS(more importantly) eyes to open up and for this world to be a better place. Free energy. Less reliance on economy. Our natural Mother Earth and her children. Seriously. So many things need to be brought to the public eye..and I will be one of the people to do this. I swear to the universe above us.

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  19. Reviewing the patent to Hampson 6630507, his patent references demonstrates over and over how long the government has allowed big pharma to mine cannabinoids and reformulate into prescription drugs. This has been going on since the late 1960s almost immediatly afte the last of the Adams cannabinoid chemicsty patents awarded in 1950 moved into the public domain. These are all medical research based patent waards, hundreds of them/ wish I had time to run the record on all of them and list all of the diseases and symptoms the compounds targeted in these patents. What one sees is a true silver bullet that was purposefully supressed AND what appesars to be a case of intellectual property theft by the US government regarding the Hampson patent assigned to the the Dept of Health and Human Resources. For those that wish to see this, pull up Kuno PN 6563009 assigned to Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 5 months prior to Hampson even though Hampson had filed his application a full year and 3 months before Kuno and you will see the exact same patent, same content only the title, partent class/subclass, references and inventors names changed. Note that the first to file rule was not on the books at that time. I have only seen this in one other case where Oak Ridge Labs overpatented and individual back in the 1960s and changed the original inventors name to that of lab personnel without even bothering to reference the orignal inventor’s patent. The same thing occurred here, Hampson made no reference to Kuno. The only identifiable link in this case is Kuno’s coinventor Raj Razdan, one of the original cannabinoid researchers with multiple patents to his name over the years, his second patent award PN 3734930 “Direct Synthesis of Transtetrahydrocannabanol from Olivetol Trans Carnine Oxide”, May 1973 assigned to The Dept of Health, Education and Welfare which expired about 1988 so there is no way the gov could have claimed precident over Kuno based on this particular Razdan award. None of Razdan’s other patents were government awards. About 90% of big pharma’s prior cannabinoid art has expired. There seems to be reasonable cause to file suit against the government here to have the patent pulled down being the gov has been able to synthesize psychoactive cannabinoids form olive oil extracts for the last 40 years! Either ban olive trees and god knows whatever else natural its psychoactives have been synthesized from or legalize MJ and allow farmers back into hemp production and all its associated beneficial products.

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  21. Start fresh with a government that is “we the people, for the people.” There’s no other way. Terminate everyone who has any little control of the government and re-elect new officials who have less and different powers. Quit being a stupid a group of stupid fucking cunts and believing you have no power!

  22. Regardless of expressions of government ignorance, they will need to explain government agency assigned patents dating as far back as the early 1970s, ie 40 year old cannabinoid patents, now in the public domain for 20 years and the sheer volume of pharmaceutical patent awards for synthetic cannibanoids issued since 1968, many to the same drug companies that formerly sold cannabinoid based products before the 1937 ban.

  23. This as bein reveiled by a media personality, n was on one of his programs, and this as being edifying alot of our people here in jamaica. Why would the government of america knows all this from 2003 and hiding it from the public? Are they trying to prevent other countries to edify them self of what this herbs can do to humans health, why hiding truth from the people of this earth.

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  26. So is you dont need cannabis to disease something just for having fun with it you cant get this patent? Sorry if i understood something wrong and if you can get it just for fun how much will the patent cost ?

  27. How do we get them to admit it? Screw that. Grow it and use it in whatever way works for you in defiance of these unjust laws.

    Oh – by the way – a plant can’t be patented. Not sure exactly what this patent covers, but it can’t cover the plant. You can do whatever you want with a plant.

    This is just like the government telling you that you’re not allowed to grow tomatoes or corn on your property. If they would try to tell you that, you’d simply shoot them in the face for preventing you access to food.

    Why is so difficult to make the LATERAL mental leap over to medicine? It’s a plant. You put a seed in some dirt, provide for its needs, wait…and receive valid medicine. It’s that simple.

    The fact that some silly men wrote some words on paper then put other silly men on the streets in silly costumes with a badge should not deter you from seeking, growing and using your own medicine in whatever way you see fit.

    Look, maybe you just need to realize that cannabis isn’t controlled by the government. You are. And, you’re a weak person with no spine for allowing that kind of control over your life and how you want to live it. If cannabis is something you want or need, the only reason you don’t have it is because you’re a little punk bitch who’s afraid that daddy’s going to catch you doing something daddy said was bad but you know isn’t bad.

    Children, all of you, unable to simply take charge of your own lives. Kinda disgusting.

    Get these infants out of my face.

  28. Patents of this sort are for extracts and synthesizing compounds. The first US government cannibinoid oil patent from the early 1970s covered the synthesis of cannibinoids from olive oil. Patents must divulge enough information and technique to allow anyone with reasonable skill to duplicate what is taught as a means of verification, meaning anyone or citizen can legally duplicate it and use it as they see fit as long as they do not enter into commerce with it..

  29. Have to believe this crew in charge will get their just due in a few years and hopefully we can rebuild our local economies with people returning to the land based on something beside a fiat money fractional reserve banking system and world reserve currency scam designed to herd us into the likes of UN Agenda 21.

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  31. it should be legal for everyone if they choose to smoke it. it helps me sleep and i have bone spurs in my neck also 2 lower lumbar injuries. weed is the only thing that helps the pain

  32. You wrote a very good report on Cannabis and the health care field. The provision of health as we know now has come a long way. There have been changes in the concept and definition of health as well as the practice of medicine.

  33. “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, CH3, and COCH3. ##STR1##

    If you are going to quote it, quote it properly, it seems the word “Nonpsychoactive” was deliberately omitted from the quote to suit an agenda. This causes the article to lose credibility and the author is as guilty of the dishonesty that it casts on others.

  34. Bud – Par for the course considering this patent was originally done by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth Univ, probably on government grant and immediately repatented essentially in its entirety by the government, doing little more than change inventor and assignee names to government researchers and US government. How’s that for regard for the law!

  35. HAS A 100% DAV RET SSGT FREEDOM FIGHTER WHO HAS BEEN A P.O.W.ON THE WAR OON CANNABIS MEDICINE. AND I HAVE WATCHED A BROTHER-IN-LAW PASSED AWAY WITH HIV AND ONE WITH HEPATITIS C. AND MY GRANDPARENTS WITH CANCER AND MOTHER ALSO. AND MANY OTHER’S WHO COULD HAVE BENEFITED FROM THIS MEDICINE AND WE MUST PERSEVERE THE FREEDOM OF AMERICA AND END PROHIBITION NOW HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THE MEDICINE THAT WE NEED TOO JUST LIVE A SOMEWHAT (NORML) LIFE GODBLESS AMERICA AND YALL HAVE A GRTFUL DAY PEACE BEKIND PASSIT ON LATER YALL THANKS FOR READING PLZ RESPONDING AND REPOSTING LOUVILLSPAP1 OLD ARMY FREEDOM FIGHTER FOR LIFE AMEN!!!!!!

  36. HAS AN OLD ARMY 100% DAV RET SSGT AND RET LEAP OFFICER WHO WANTS TOO SEE THE FREEDOM AMERICAN’S DESERVE.HAS FORMER POW OF THIS WAR ON OUR CANNABIS MEDICINE.WHO’S LOST TO MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS.MY GRANDPARENTS MOTHER AND OTHERS TO CANCER AND A BRO.NLAW TO AIDS ONE TO HEPATITIS C AND WE HAVE LOST TO MANY VETERANS FROM SUICIDE FROM PTSD AND OTHER THINGS THE FREEDOM WE DESERVE IS HELD BY THE GOVERNMENT FEDERAL AND STATE THEY NEED TO CHANGE THIS AND REALIZE THAT WE NEED TOO HAVE SAFE ACCESS AND WE MUST PERSEVERE THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS DREAM AMEN AND GODBLESS AMERICA’S REFUGEES AND POWS WHO NEED TOO COME BACK HOME AND BE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO CAN HELP WITH THEIR CARE AND NEEDS.THANKS FOR READING PLZ RESPONDING AND REPOSTING LOUVILLSPAP1 OLD ARMY FREEDOM FIGHTER FOR LIFE AMEN GODBLESS YALL HAVE A GRTFUL DAY PEACE BEKIND PASSIT ON LATER YALL TOGETHER WE’RE GONNA MAKE A CHANGE

  37. The end of prohibition is approaching. The backlash will be tremendous. Pharmaceutical companies will lose massive profits and will lose their power and positioning over their VICTIMS.

    It is a crime to humanity to deprive man/woman of their natural right to consume anything put upon the Earth naturally, when no one’s person or property are being harmed in the process.

    As prisons become overcrowded in this nation which has the highest prison population in the world, changes will need to be made ad-hoc to the justice system to ensure the space to keep REAL criminals in jail. Not peaceful people deciding to exercise a natural right to choice.

    This patent has only helped create the framework to expose the lies and corruption, and the TRUE reason behind post-1937 prohibition.

  38. Makes one wonder…don’t patent owners usually receive some compensation? Will the government be making money off of selling marijuana? OR…they bought the patent before the legalization began…because they knew they were going to tacitly approve legalization. Are they setting up a really, really big sting so they can control ALL drugs? That would certainly change all our lives for the worse!

  39. I am 59 and I’m dying I have numerous medical problems and I need medical marijuana I’ve tried every pill that can possibly help and the pills make me sicker.I’m begging for medical marijuana from anywhere I can get it from I can’t afford to purchase

  40. Fuck the big wigs and the FDA all the FDA is is a big scam they tell people shit is safe when it’s not and when it’s never killed one person it has no medical properties ducked them and the government for dicking us around all this time just let people put what they want in their bodies we will do it anyway. Weither u say its ok or not. Look at all the deaths opiates have caused yet still it is prescribed daily oh maybe because they can make it and make $ but they know anyone can grow weed so can’t everyone make $ or it will fack up our $ says FDA and government people !!!!! Look at all the ads on TV. Did this medication give ur son tits did this medication cause ur liver to fail. Marijuana all there is is memory loss but don’t worry you will forget about it

  41. it is unpossible to have patent on a plant wich is created by GOD.
    it doesnt matter how much you know study or find out what this plant can do with all the good elements in it…its a money busness again…this plant needs to be free for everybody in the whole world to use it and have access too…

  42. If federal law is proven wrong by it own states and research. The federal law should not hold up in court. Until amended it should be tossed out court. Wast of our money and time.

  43. The problem today is that you have an older generation who has had their behavior modified using traditional techniques on a nationwide scale to get them to think of marajuana as a very bad drug and act negatively towards it. Using and building on techniques known to cause racist thoughts, preemptive dislike of inanimate objects, illogical or clinical fear, and even taste ad version are the reasons pot has a bad name. Couple the decades of behavioral training on the old through radio and televisions with the purposefull shying away from science in schools that are still teaching the youth of the my generation who is now in college and you know why there is no advancement in non-synthetic, or curing medication. The government needs guaranteed money in the pharmaceutical industry to pay for it’s classified spending and military budget ad well as for the outrageous congress payroll. That is also why you see lack of teaching of real world, costly living subjects including civics, home economics, and other areas such as voting and personal finance in the majority of schools, especially poorer schools. If my generation, a generation currently twice the size of the baby boom generation, who have not been behaviorally modified to fit the “just pay the government and don’t ask why or make progress” mindset but rather been purposely taught to be laszy and not pay attention to “boring” topics lIke U.S. leadership and education, took charge we would see the real progress in medicine. This being especially true for the herbal medicines that no one seems to be doing intensive studies on as they do for pharmaceutical drugs.

  44. An account of just how deep this government’s medical knowledge on the subject and how far back it goes can be read in Martin Lee’s historical treatise “Smoke Signals”

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