Jan 222013
 January 22, 2013

Federal Medical Marijuana CanExplain Why There Is A Government Held Patent Acknowledging Marijuana’s Medical Benefit

The federal government refuses to admit that marijuana has medical benefits when it comes to state policy. The feds also fight any attempts to reschedule marijuana. Currently, marijuana is a Schedule I substance, which is described as:

“Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. ”

No currently accepted medical use. If the feds fight state medical marijuana laws and programs, and keep marijuana a Schedule I substance, then why does it own a patent for medical marijuana? Why does the federal government distribute medical marijuana to four patients (as seen in the article photo)?

The US government obtained patent #6630507 in 2003 describing the medical benefits of marijuana, yet the people’s government still schedules marijuana as having no medicinal value. The discrepancy needs to be explained, admitted, and changed.

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  • Michael V.

    I could be wrong, but it seems the patent is for the isolation of certain cannabinoids (cannabidoil in particular), not marijuana as a whole. I suspect their response to this petition will be similar to the reasoning for why drugs like Marinol are allowed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SavyRabbit Savanah Lee Wiles

    I do not understand how they can extract bits and pieces (different cannabinoids) and patent them as antioxidants and neuroprotectants
    yet still say the plant as whole has no medicinal properties. There are
    many patents on different cannibinoids from marijuana claiming them as
    health beneficiaries and thousands of hours of logged studies proving
    their statements. The DEA cannot continue to lie about the use of
    marijuana’s health benefits when they themselves have claimed to
    discover more of these beneficial properties! I refuse to be lied to anymore or given the go-around about marijuana’s lack of health benefits and you should not let them cover up the truth with their lies anymore either!

    • joe stolfi

      Sure they can lie, it’s the governments way!! As more people become educated about the beneficial effects and more people come to understand the governments BS, more people will become pro active, and possibly, we’ll see a change in the governments position. THAT will only happen after they find a way to regulate and tax the various parts of the system like Colorado has done. Change is in the air and it couldn’t come too soon in my opinion …
      and like Michael V states: the reasoning for why drugs like Marinol are allowed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=792064394 Steffan Max

      sir you have awaken :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/CelticViolet Diane Moye

    Michael V – Marijuana is a type of Hemp. And If it’s legalized it will cut the pharmaceutical business also however it will also open the door for the Hemp industry as a whole,in general, to be legalized again. If the Hemp industry opens up, it will put the plastics industry up in arms. There are many more uses for wood, so i don’t think the wood/paper industry would take much of a hit. But it will affect them also. Because there are many uses for Hemp. Marijuana is the only form of Hemp that contains the cannabinoids. Pharmacologically, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); and it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant, including other 84 cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). It’s the only herb or source that offers more than one source of cannabinoid. NATURALLY.

  • Johnny oneye
    • Deborah Plumeria Brown Bohne

      I believe the supreme court ruled on that

  • Katefarmgal

    Wish I had that tub O smokes!! lol

    • richard rabbit

      probably not that good

      • johannscv

        It is only about 7% THC. The good stuff at the dispensaries in CA is 20%+

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.moore.186 Scott Moore

    The problem with trying to sign the petition is that a person has to log in and create an account, it seems like another government control to thwart people from being proactive on an issue that should NOT exist because cannabis has not killed anyone in 2000 plus years !!!

  • http://twitter.com/A420Nation A420Nation

    I think you could hold your breath a long time before the government admits truth in anything they do. The DEA is just an Organized Crime Family causing far more problems than they solve. Want truth – follow the money!

  • http://powerandcontrol.blogspot.com/ M. Simon

    People’s government? Are you nuts? The people have their say every two or four years. The rest of the time government works for those who have paid for it. This is not unusual. It is the natural order of things. Everywhere and for all time. Voting is a safety valve. And we are lucky to have that. The question is – can we keep even that?

  • Terry

    Beware! This patent could very well be an insidious way for the government and pharmaceutical companies to keep pot out of the hands of The People. As soon as they can figure out a legal argument that will make it a patent infringement to grow, selectively propagate or process pot plants all the scheduling and criminal laws won’t be relevant anymore. Grow a few plants? Do a little cross-pollination to improve them? Get sued by a multi-billion dollar corporation for patent infringement. There is far too much profit potential in medical and recreational pot for them to allow The People to just have it without them being able to profit from it. As soon as corporations figure out how they can control and profit from pot it will be legalized (Federally) and probably not before. Congress are the minions of corporations and until they are allowed to make the change they won’t. I sincerely hope I’m wrong about this but I have followed politics and the corporate control of it for over 35 years and this is what I believe is going to happen.

    • CorpoRatRace

      It is already! This whole patent story is only the tip of the prohibition Iceberg.

      If you read the patent carefully you will see that it doesn’t concern the cannabinoids themselves but their USE AS medicinal (antioxidant and neuro-protector properties) molecules. The only problem in regards to that patent is that cannabis is still the most widely used drug in the world and therefore efforts to apply the patent would be pure waste. So the “authorities” stick to the good ole prohibition since it has been proven efficient to increase their power and wealth.

      If “they” stick to the plan, “they” might reach that level where no one will be capable of stopping “them”.

      Of course as long as people are not united, behaving responsibly nor understanding the consequence of their actions, “they” will win because “they” are a small group of individuals that have a common goal and are united in reaching it, while the vast majority is being divided by the very same groups that don’t want unity BEFORE “they” can impose “their” truth, “their” own global order. This is no mystery and the new world order have been advertised by many high ranking politicians and/or powerful ones such as David Rock-a-fella:
      “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” D. Rockefeller
      Well, be proud David, as long as you keep massive Goliath away from the only plant in the whole flora that was made to accompany mankind you have a chance to win, but seeing recent events, either you already reached your goal (and yet your group remain hidden which doesn’t really make sense), or you are about to lose it (CO and WA legalising against your will… or not?) and the only way to make it your way would be to provoke a war so big that no one would care about your deeds anymore…

      What? What is going on in Syria? Could that lead to a world wide descent into violence if a BRIC wanted to get in your (family’s and friends’) way?

      What matter is, do we need people like him to show us the way to unity, or should we get united to expose “them” and force them to reveal their secrets. Only then the prohibition will be obsolete, and either we take action now and forget about our differences, or we stay comfortably sitting in our judgments’ chair and ignore the warning signs.

      Cannabis is the tree that hides the forest, once one understand why it’s been prohibited, many lies show their real nature!

      Peace

  • dale

    phuk the government and just grow your own anyway

  • Rwol

    This patent has been in place since 1972 not 2003.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033768477 Regina Downing

    Typical of the bull perpetrated by the government.

  • http://twitter.com/MarijuanaBlunts Weed Lova

    Sounds to me like they already knew since 2003 that it is a medicine.. legalize it.. whether its illegal or not I and alot of other people will still smoke it. But why stop people from using this plant to help ease pain, shouldnt it be a no brainer to help sick people in your country?

  • http://www.facebook.com/roy.perry.96 Roy Perry

    D E A Don’t Explain Anything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Guy-Falkes/100002818174802 Guy Falkes

    DEA (Death Enthusiastically Administered)
    DEA (Dumb Egotistical Assholes)
    DEA (Death Everywhere Always)

    Since only a psychopath or a traitor would wage war on fellow citizens, why haven’t they all been deported or put on trial and Shot.

  • Chuck Itall

    So they can control it…..and you cant have any…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000559279351 Marishka Noyb

    Your petition link doesn’t work :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000559279351 Marishka Noyb

    Look up Marinol in the Medical Dictionary….It’s a pill with the chemical sameness as the THC in Marijuana

  • http://twitter.com/SeoKungFu Boris Krumov
  • http://twitter.com/jamesalindsay james a lindsay

    need to start a new petition the other one has expired for legalizing marajuana

  • Cannabis Education

    The US government obtained patent #6630507 in 1972.

    • ricciricci

      So the government can time travel now? Everything I find about the patent number you provide only goes back by priority filings in the late 90s. Sir “Cannabis Education”, I hope you understand that MISeducation is just as bad as MISSinformation .. especially for people supporting a substance that makes you HIGH.. LOL.. Stay STRAIGHT in your message and pot laws will fall. SHOW any indication of impatience by stating incorrect things or misdirecting information and you only make people wonder of what you are afraid.

  • ricciricci

    Sadly this is misdirection. The patent is for certain chemicals within Pot. NIH and Universities have been studying components of pot for ages.. kinda like researching booze or any other drug (how within the last 2 decades the anti-oxidant properties and “health benefits” of red wine came about). THEY arent saying POT is medicinal, just as people wouldnt say BORAX is medical. YET, the Boron in Borax is very good and important in modern America, and there are things in POT that could be of greater use if provided in a method that didnt require inhalation or ingestion. Uncle Sam can still say he doesnt inhale.. sadly. http://www.google.com/patents/US6630507

  • ricciricci

    Let me help my fellow pot heads while I’m high.. THE US GOVERNMENT will never say that POT is medicinal. THEY will say that THC and other Cannabinoids are great potential medicines. They have been isolating these compounds for as long as I can remember and they sell isolated formulas that help people with Cancer issues. Their goal is obvious because the USA is a great drug dealer. BUT, POT, the plant, will never be called medicinal. Hope we get it to be legally purchased simply as an adult only consumable. SO, there is no petition that holds water if it tries to mention that the US considers POT medicinal.. too easy to get around the statement in any court of reason, logic and law. NOW I MUST inhale.

  • Robert Izquierdo
  • Joe HaZe uGT

    Ya see what had happened was, they seen the potential value and put their name on it, so now when they legalize it someone will have to purchase the patent from the government.

  • Siege

    Just straight up two-faced lying hypocritical bitches! Can U.S. citizens sue via class action?

  • Splib Black

    just give pot away 4 free… no more problem

    • Happy

      you cant give it away 4 free, it dont just grow on trees, OH SHIT, MY BAD

  • fred

    It’s amazing how few peeps know the facts There were 13 original federal patients The product grown at Univ. of Ms. Rolled on an old cigarette machine in N.C. .300 joint canisters(8/oz.) available every month in Miami. I believe 4 patients still alive Irv Rosenthal and Elvy Musuka.The cannabis is a mexican sativa less than 5 % thc. Yes this program started in like 1972 check out DEA judge Francis Young who’s favorable recommendations totally ignored and rejected by DEA.

  • double jay

    im not sure but i think the reason is becouse marijuana is illegal to every nation in the UN. the reason is the single convention on narcotic drugs. UN created this convention in 1961 to prohibit production and supply of specific (nominally narcotic) drugs and of drugs with similar effects except under licence for specific purposes, such as medical treatment and research. and its kinda hard to do any changes to it. its also the reason why UN dont like that Uruguay resently legalized marijuana.

  • https://www.facebook.com/TheLastParatrooper Ben Miles

    I was always taught there could be no patent for a plant of any kind. Either I was told wrong or some one in the government has committed the crime of the century!