Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014

cannabidiol cbd cannabis marijuanaThis year has largely been the ‘year of CBD’ across America. States that once had no prayer of legalizing medical marijuana have now passed CBD-only legislation. In my opinion, CBD-only legislation is not real medical marijuana. However, if it helps even one person, I’ll still support it while continuing to advocate for more expansive medical marijuana programs. Today U.S. Representative Scott Perry from Pennsylvania announced his plans to introduce CBD-only legislation at the federal level. Per Penn Live:

The conservative York County Republican made the announcement Monday morning at a press conference where he was joined by the president of the national Epilepsy Foundation and advocates that included the mother of Colorado girl Charlotte Figi, whose successful treatment with cannabidiol oil has inspired a national movement.

Joel Stanley, one of the creators of the “Charlotte’s Web” strain of marijuana used to treat Figi, was also present for the introduction announcement of Perry’s bill, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014.”

The bill would give children and adults with epilepsy and other seizure disorders access to the oil (called CBD) for treatment by removing CBD oil and therapeutic hemp from the federal definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, Perry said.

This is a good move by Representative Perry. As I alluded to earlier in this article, I’m still hopeful that a real medical marijuana bill is introduced soon. But, this is a step in the right direction. I’m curious to see how many federal politicians jump on board with Representative Perry’s proposal. CBD-only legislation has been a very popular policy at the state level for politicians. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the same thing happen with this federal legislation.

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  48 Responses to “United States Representative Announces Federal CBD-Only Bill”

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    I dunno man… I don’t TRUST our government. This is a pathway to approving BIG PHARMA’s takeover of marijuana. They’ll make it LEGAL for BIG PHARMA to make those medicines but STILL illegal for you and I to grow our own and make our own CBD Oils. Instead we’ll have to pay THOUSANDS of dollars per dose to BIG PHARMA. I’m just NOT in favor of these CBD only bills. They will continue to prey upon the poor and MOST people who need the medicine will NOT have access to it. Therefore making them turn to the Black market for their medicine. STILL subjecting them to arrest and prosecution.

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      read my post above and you understand that feeling you have in your gut about something being wrong with this situation

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      Perhaps they are just cashing in while they can the momentum has picked up a lot in the past weeks

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    It’s not going to work, in order for cannabis to be effective you need all the canabinoids thc, cbd,cbg, etc all these canabinoids need each other to work properly. the government needs to be more educated about how cannabis really works.

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      I don’t like it either, but at least it’s a start. Maybe if it passes politicians will soon realize that it didn’t go far enough and will improve it. But it’s all a moot point; it will probably die a lingering death in the political system.

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        I like your optimistic attitude.

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        its not meant to be a start, its meant to be a derailment of the momentum that the legalization movement has going at this moment in time, they want to derail it and send it in a completely different direction!!!

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          But we are not going to let them take it to another direction, like I said we are in the middle of a war.

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          I’m not sure I agree, Ron, and that’s ok. As I see it, many people from the counter culture of the sixties have become mainstream and apathetic to the cause. They became complacent and just carried on in the background or left the canna-culture behind all together. I believe a dragon has been awakened and the more we see cannabis presented in a positive light, the more people who will speak out and jump on board with legalization. Also, as the positive the effects of cannabis use and legalization become more prevalent and commonplace, the harder it will be to go backwards again. These shitty CBD only laws can be a huge benefit to outright legalization in the not to distant future. It’s their only saving grace as far as I’m concerned, well, that and the people these laws may possibly help.

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            Everyone is missing the point, WHY NOW??? The government has known since the 70’s that marijuana had medical uses, President Richard M Nixon had medical study documents gathered up and destroyed because he didn’t like what they had to say about how the testing showed signs of slowing cancer growth as a result of the marijuana being used in the process.

            More private government testing continued in secret, and as a result of positive results a patent (6630507) was granted in 2003, the owner of that patent was in fact the United States Government. In the eight years following this patent grant, the government did absolutely nothing with this information; they tried to keep it quite… then all of the sudden the patent is pulled from the darkness and dusted off, the sole rights are sold to a company (KannaLife) that didn’t even exist a year prior to the licensing and in 2014 that company signed an agreement with another company (KannaWay) that is currently promoting and distributing their product, that product is “CBD oil”.

            In an interview on Bloomberg TV, a representative of KannaLife openly admits that their company was instrumental in the writing of the recent CBD oil legislature that passed in New York, and that they have been helping other states do the same… wake up America, see this for what it really is, follow the trail of breadcrumbs that lead directly from this company right back to the United States Government.

            This is a clear case of government collusion with a business that most likely was set up by the government as a front to sell the American public on their snake oil, this recently found miracle treatment known as CBD oil that the government has actually known about since at least 2003 when they got the patent to protect their initial investment and research!!!

            You don’t apply for a patent just to set on that information and do absolutely nothing with it, the government had to have a plan in mind when they applied for the patent, and that plan is now taking form in all the laws that are being passed not only in state legislature, but now they are attempting to take it to a federal level and the American public is watching all this believing that it is a good thing, when in fact it is just the opposite, it is being orchestrated by the powers that be, from behind the curtain and I seem to be the only one who sees this for what it really is… it is a way for the government to finally prove that marijuana as a whole plant is not the answer, the government can finally say that they have successfully extracted key elements from the cannabis plant that are the “cure all” and the plant as a whole should remain illegal.

            Why all this effort you say, because they can’t obtain the exclusive rights to a “PLANT”, they can’t patent a “PLANT”, and without the exclusive rights the government cannot have control of the situation when it comes to the cannabis plant… discredit the plant and show an alternative solution like CBD oil, and the people of the country are happy, and the government keeps marijuana as a schedule 1 narcotic, and makes money from the patent licensing and no doubt royalties on the final product!!!

            WAKE UP AMERICA; YOU ARE BEING PLAYED BY THE MOST DEVIOUS CRIMINALS ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET… THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT and the WEALTHY FEW WHO ACTUALLY RUN THE SHOW from behind the IRON CURTAIN!!!

            The American public is not in control, we the people don’t make the rules, the government controls our everyday lives, and the wealthy few control the actions of the government… that is the way it’s always been, and if you think differently, you’re just another brain-washed fool standing in a field full of sheep!!!

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            Everyone is missing the point, WHY NOW??? The government has known since the 70’s that marijuana had medical uses, President Richard M Nixon had medical study documents gathered up and destroyed because he didn’t like what they had to say about how the testing showed signs of slowing cancer growth as a result of the marijuana being used in the process.

            More private government testing continued in secret, and as a result of positive results a patent (6630507) was granted in 2003, the owner of that patent was in fact the United States Government. In the eight years following this patent grant, the government did absolutely nothing with this information; they tried to keep it quite… then all of the sudden the patent is pulled from the darkness and dusted off, the sole rights are sold to a company (KannaLife) that didn’t even exist a year prior to the licensing and in 2014 that company signed an agreement with another company (KannaWay) that is currently promoting and distributing their product, that product is “CBD oil”.

            In an interview on Bloomberg TV, a representative of KannaLife openly admits that their company was instrumental in the writing of the recent CBD oil legislature that passed in New York, and that they have been helping other states do the same… wake up America, see this for what it really is, follow the trail of breadcrumbs that lead directly from this company right back to the United States Government.

            This is a clear case of government collusion with a business that most likely was set up by the government as a front to sell the American public on their snake oil, this recently found miracle treatment known as CBD oil that the government has actually known about since at least 2003 when they got the patent to protect their initial investment and research!!!

            You don’t apply for a patent just to set on that information and do absolutely nothing with it, the government had to have a plan in mind when they applied for the patent, and that plan is now taking form in all the laws that are being passed not only in state legislature, but now they are attempting to take it to a federal level and the American public is watching all this believing that it is a good thing, when in fact it is just the opposite, it is being orchestrated by the powers that be, from behind the curtain and I seem to be the only one who sees this for what it really is… it is a way for the government to finally prove that marijuana as a whole plant is not the answer, the government can finally say that they have successfully extracted key elements from the cannabis plant that are the “cure all” and the plant as a whole should remain illegal.

            Why all this effort you say, because they can’t obtain the exclusive rights to a “PLANT”, they can’t patent a “PLANT”, and without the exclusive rights the government cannot have control of the situation when it comes to the cannabis plant… discredit the plant and show an alternative solution like CBD oil, and the people of the country are happy, and the government keeps marijuana as a schedule 1 narcotic, and makes money from the patent licensing and no doubt royalties on the final product!!!

            WAKE UP AMERICA; YOU ARE BEING PLAYED BY THE MOST DEVIOUS CRIMINALS ON THE FACE OF THIS PLANET… THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT and the WEALTHY FEW WHO ACTUALLY RUN THE SHOW from behind the IRON CURTAIN!!!

            The American public is not in control, we the people don’t make the rules, the government controls our everyday lives, and the wealthy few control the actions of the government… that is the way it’s always been, and if you think differently, you’re just another brain-washed fool standing in a field full of sheep!!!

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            I still say the genie is out of the bottle. The government can’t stop what’s happening. We are not powerless. The populous HAS power. Government conspiracy or not, marijuana prohibition is poised to be one of the next big civil/social rights issues that are slowly being slayed by progress.

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            ok, ok. you’re like the drunk guy at the party who keeps repeating the same BS. Give it a rest.

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            I just love people who stumble into the party totally wasted, butt into a conversation that is 1 to 2 days old and they start running their big mouth about stuff they know nothing about, yeah I pointing directly at you Joseph!!!

            I find that I have to repeat myself Joseph, so that smartass f-ing morons just like you who seem to have extreme difficulty in understanding what’s actually going on in the world around them, will have the time needed to process the important information…

            I also understand that some individuals with ADHD, might find it difficult to read some of my post, as they can sometimes be a little lengthy.

            Unfortunately, what I have come to realize over the years, is that as one of the few intelligent, evolved species on this planet, humans seem to be extremely stupid when it comes to actually seeing what’s right in front of their eyes, and listening at times when they really need to… much like you Joseph

            Oh, and by the way you arrogant asshole, just because your to stupid to care about the actual facts in a situation, doesn’t mean that there might not be others interested in listening…

            FYI, if you don’t like what I have to say, please tell someone who really gives a shit!!!

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        The internet and communication with community is the only way to fight this. If we had Facebook and google in the 60s, It would be legal today. I think there is stimulus money to get highspeed internet to all US Americans which may help.

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      exactly, you hit the nail right on the head!!!

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    The real reason why the government doesn’t want to legalize thc, is because thc opens up the mind and when our minds are opened up we start asking a lot of questions, the government does not want us to .

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      it also may have something to do with the fact that individuals who use marijuana are less likely to be subject to mind control by HAARP… the government can’t have their sheep running off on them

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        Exactly the point!

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        The war on weed is a lot more serious than people actually think.

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        Cannabis users are more likely not to comply with conventional treatment regimens from conventional “Professionals”. Legalization could lead to a mass exodus of patients in our conventional health system. Hmm…. Wonder why……. Thankfully some states have better laws that allow for the cannabis education of health professionals so their probing questions are more than just profiling patients as a drug addict so the next doctor can treat you as a scourge of society without proper training.

        It would be nice to see some of the group think institution bubbles pop that have deliberately misled us not to mention the malice of some profiteers marketing puffery that may have ended many lives and careers to push pills many don’t need.

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    This is some of the best news all year. If the whole United States legalizes medical weed, it will be an example for other countries.

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      you obviously need to take a break from getting stoned long enough to re-read the article, it is a CBD-Only Bill, it is not medical weed/marijuana/cannabis, it is just an extract of the CBD oils and the marijuana plant itself will still remain illegal at a federal level even if this bill makes it through all the hoops… furthermore, you need to read my post above about the real reason this CBD oil craze has taken hold of our country

      in the immortal words of Dr Sanjay Gupta… you need the whole plant for it to work effectively

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    The real reason there has been a landslide of CBD oil legislature and legalization across the country is very simply because it’s a conspiracy which is being spearheaded by the United States Government and big business… sure I know exactly what you’re thinking, here we go, another nutjob conspiracy theorist.

    Well what would you say if I gave your actual proof of this conspiracy, would you take the time to read it and actually be open-minded enough to at least consider the possibility?

    This theory will start with a patent that was issued in 2003 to The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC), the patent number 6630507 was issued under the medical research experiment to see if cannabis actually had any medical uses, the name of the study was “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants”.

    In 2011 the United States Government sold the exclusive licensing of this patent to a company called KannaLife Sciences Inc., who less than a year prior to obtaining sole rights to patent 6630507 did not even exist.

    KannaLife has a subsidiary named KannaWay, in March of 2014 KannaWay signed a five year distribution agreement with KannaLife Sciences Inc., and KannaWay has recently launched a multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme online to peddle this inferior low quality CBD oil.

    Please keep in mind that the company KannaLife is located in Pennsylvania, and also keep in mind that the US Representative Scott Perry is also from Pennsylvania, coincidence, I don’t believe so.

    This is an obvious case of collusion between these so-called businesses (who are really just a front for Uncle Sam) and the United States Government. The United States Government is dead set in its stance on not legalizing cannabis/marijuana, at least not the whole plant anyway. They maintain that THC (Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) is a drug with no medical value, has an extremely high addition rate, and that its psychoactive effects are an undesired side effect even if there were any possible medical uses found for other extracts from the plant.

    So, as a government entity, let’s just imagine that in 2003 we remove an extract from the cannabis plant known as cannabidiol (CBD), we use it in medicinal testing and prove that it has actual medical uses, in 2011 we license the sole rights to that particular patent to one company that is actually a front meant to hide the real truth in this situation and then we secretly start pushing a need for CBD oil to prove that we don’t actually require the entire plant to cure various illnesses.

    We (the government) have successfully proved that we can keep the entire marijuana plant under the current schedule 1 narcotic classification, we can keep marijuana smokers hostage, but we are also able to appease the masses with this new found miracle drug derived from an extract of the cannabis plant, while we secretly make millions in the process, and the American public sits idly by and is none the wiser as to the magnitude of the manipulation that has been going on behind the scenes the whole time.

    So you find this hard to believe… go back and look at the timeline of events. Over the last few years there has been a landslide of states that have legalized some type of medical marijuana use, and two states have actually legalized recreational use of marijuana.

    Then all of the sudden, maybe as a sheer coincidence, a patent that has laid dormant and secretly hidden away for ten years comes back to life, a company is formed as a front for this fictitious plot and another is formed to distribute and promote sales of this snake oil.

    Next we have testimonials all across the nation of people being cured from various illnesses with CBD oil, but the clincher in this guise is the young and innocent children that it has miraculously helped, no person on the face of this earth with a heart and a conscience could ignore that outcry.

    The American public is being lied to once again by the United States Government, we the people are being systematically brain-washed and mislead by the people who actually hold the power; this is just another Watergate and Area 51 all rolled up into one giant conspiracy, it is a true “false flag operation” that is being conducted by the powerful wealthy individuals who actually control our government, so consider this as a final warning of what is yet to come.

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      I agree with you the fact is prohibition started because of greedy people and greedy companies. The only way this will ever sop is if we all rock the boat if we all register to vote and go vote, we all have to tell these politions we want prohibition to end we want legalize marijuana. It is time for the corrupted creed to stop.

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        prohibition originally had absolutely nothing to do with marijuana, cannabis was just a means to an end, the real target was industrial hemp… it posed to much of a threat to certain businesses and wealthy individuals in this country, so a plot was drafted to use “marihuana” as a decoy to get legislature to pass more easily through congress since no one knew what “marihuana” was, but everyone knew what hemp was and it was loved and respected by everyone.

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      As with all conspiracy theories, this is all hyperbole. The walls are coming down, the House already has passed a bill for the feds to respect state cannabis laws, and it will happen more an more. It is a matter of a short amount of time for cannabis to be reclassified from its current Class I status, and there is already action in the Senate. It will be forced if CBD is legalized.
      As I wrote above, the states are leading the way, and I expect Alaska, DC and possibly Oregon to legalize this year, and Florida to pass very liberal medical use. The demographics and public sentiment will just insist on legalization and just does not support your claims of brain washing, propaganda and conspiracy.

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        you are welcome to your opinions, however I tend to go with the facts, regardless this is not a conspiracy theory, I have included facts that you or anyone can easily check by just doing a Google search… unfortunately you are one of the many sheep in this country, you refuse to believe what is right in front of your eyes, because it is easier for you to just continue on in your meaningless life in complete denial. The fact is, come next presidential term, if the newly elected president chooses to reenact the “War on Drugs”, he/she will be able to do exactly what Nixon did to create the DEA in 1973, he used an Executive Order to do so. In other words, all the progress that has been made during this current presidential term, will be null and void!!! So you go right ahead and believe whatever you wish, by all means continue on with your wishful thinking and your hopeful dreams of a day when marijuana will be completely legal. I don’t think, I know that the American public will never bully the powers that be into legalizing marijuana on a federal level, which means that any state can still be overruled by federal law!!! I guess we’ll see who’s right in the long run, and I will plan for the worst and hope for the best in this situation. Oh, did I happen to mention that FEDERAL LAW trumps state law!!! FYI, as long as marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 narcotic, it is illegal to grow or poses in this country in the eyes of the federal government, it really doesn’t matter all that much what each state does, because the big dog always gets the last word!!!

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          We’ve had medical weed since 1996, and that’s like 3 different presidents that didn’t ban marijuana. The next one will probably still have a neutral / negative belief, but I don’t think they will want to lose out on the money. CBD only is piss poor, but if this passes every state will have marijuana being grown in it, which as of 2014 is untrue. The only direction to go from here is up. I think there was another article about them making an initiative to make medical weed legal on the federal level.

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            I can only say that I hope you are right, however I must point out that pointing to the last 3 presidencies as a reason that everything will not crumble is ridiculous, the whole time you are speaking of, individuals are still being arrested and locked up on crimes related to marijuana, I myself was arrested, prosecuted and took a plea bargain deal in 2012, the “War on Drugs” is still alive and moving full steam ahead… an article I read today stated that there have been a higher amount of arrests across the US for marijuana since the recreational legalization in Col, and Wash. state.

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    CBD only, while a very small step in the right direction, is really an attempt to preempt whole plant legalization, which would help a lot more people. It is a way to maintain prohibition for those who “just want to get high”, while making it look like these politicians are responding to the needs of sick people. Yes, if CBD only helps even one person, it’s better than nothing. However, it is the latest attempt to “pharmaceuticalize” marijuana and keep prohibition in place for recreational and most medical marijuana users. With whole plant legalization, we’d get high CBD strains as well as all of the others, so those who need high CBD cannabis would still benefit. In short, “CBD only” is a farce, and is just prohibition under another name.

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      I must disagree strongly. Recognized medical use of the cannabis plant will force the DEA/FDA to reclassify cannabis on the whole from Schedule I. This will be an end to the federal war on cannabis as it now exists. All serious legalization efforts are now on the state level anyway, and almost all if it is done through citizen initiatives, as politicians still lack the courage and conviction to legalize.

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        Wow, thanks. I hadn’t thought about it from that angle. I truly hope you’re right about it signaling an end to the war on cannabis, and I’m increasingly optimistic that that is the direction things are headed.

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      it is a “false flag event” designed by the powers that be, to appease the masses into a false sense of security, while keeping the marijuana plant as a whole completely illegal… CBD oil is a cure for many things, but not every illness in the world can be treated with it.

      Dr Sanjay Gupta said it better than anyone else to date… you need the whole plant for it to work effectively as a medicine

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    I’m sorry but these cbd only bills are just politicians bitching out on REAL LEGALIZATION.

    Here is an important fact that everyone needs to realize: CBD alone is not very effective. Isolating properties of cannabis like this destroys the medicinal potential of the plant and renders it almost useless. Legislators are either not doing their homework or they’re intentionally slowing the process of legalization.

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    Something tells me the cbd bill doesnt allow growing or other freedoms. Something for medicaid to dump unlimited printed money into the CBD oils that are about to be approved from GW PHARM and Others. They apparently are better than the more “crude plant material.” At least it counts as the feds recognizing cannabis has medical benefits.

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      wow, you are very perceptive Bob. no the bill won’t allow medical users to cultivate their own crop in order to extract the CBD oil from them, individuals will have to purchase it from dealers (distributors) like the KannaWay company who currently has a (MLM) multi level marketing scheme online, which distributes a product that is low grade CBD oil at best, and that’s being very generous on my part in the description of the crap they put out!!!

      I might add that you can do a back-track from the KannaWay company, to a company called KannaLife Sciences Inc., this company purchased the exclusive rights to the patent pertaining to cannabidiol aka CBD oil extract, from none other than The United States Government… the patent number is 6630507, and you can trace it from its origin being The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC), to its currently exclusive license holder, KannaLife Sciences Inc., then to its legally sanctioned government assisted drug dealer KannaWay on the internet, by doing a Google search just as I did.

      This information is out there if you are interested in knowing the real truth about what is really going on with CBD oil currently in this country!!!

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    does the government own a patent on cannabidiol aka CBD oil ? http://www.leafscience.com/2014/07/25/u-s-government-patent-marijuana/

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    does the United States Government currently hold a patent (6630507) on cannabidiol aka CBD oil???
    http://www.leafscience.com/2014/07/25/u-s-government-patent-marijuana/

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    What would you say if I told you the United States Government currently holds a patent (6630507) on cannabidiol aka CBD oil???
    Yep, the very same extract that this article is referring to, and a bill to legalize it is going to be introduced on a federal level…
    that’s great news for the current owners of a patent that specifically has to do with cannabinoid extracts aka CBD oil’s, whoever holds that patent is one lucky S.O.B. in my opinion!!!

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    I see the walls coming down. It doesn’t matter who owns the patent. Once THC and/or CBD Cannabis is legal in a majority of states, it will be impossible for the Feds to put the genie back in the bottle. If the Feds can’t stop humans from coming across the border, or do anything about 330 million firearms, how are they going to stop growers, private and commercial, in say 30 or 40 states? There isn’t the manpower, budget or initiative. Oh, and F^%$ that Kannaway MLM BS.

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