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.