Cannabis, Freedom, Hypocrisy and the Federal Government
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 01/31/2013 in Medical Marijuana Research
What the Puppeteers of Uncle Sam Don’t Want you Aware of
Medical Cannabis Patent # 6,630,507 acknowledging benefits of the herb is owned by the Department of Health and Human Services
Find out how to take Action Now
You may be asking yourself, “Did I just read that right? The government has a legal patent acknowledging the medical benefits of cannabis that is documented in the public domain. And yet the penalties for medicating can put me in prison for the rest of my LIFE!!” Yes, its named Patent # 6,630,507 and you can view it here and here.
It states “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.”
Filed on February 2, 2001, and awarded in October of 2003, Patent # 6,630,507 is owned by the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Patent # 6,630,507 unequivocally states that cannabinoids (the natural components of the plant) have medical benefits and are useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including auto-immune disorders, stroke, trauma, Parkinson’s, Alzeheimer’s and HIV dementia.
Ohh the Hypocrisy!!
Patent # 6,630,507 flies in the face of the Government’s stated position with the classification of cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance having no “currently accepted medical use”. The current punishment for medicating with 1 joint faces a minimum of 5 years in prison under federal law. Chris Williams, a Montana collective owner responsible for helping elderly patients obtain their medicine was originally sentenced to life behind bars.
Just last week, an appeal to re-classify Cannabis was rejected by the Federal Court. “Congress has made a determination that marijuana has no medical benefits worthy of an exception,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the opinion.
How can all of this be when Patent # 6,630,507 says otherwise?
Is this Change President Obama meant? Obstruction and Persecution?!
The forces that would keep cannabis illegal are vocal and well funded, but they are not impervious to persistent effort. The lynch pin in the War on Drugs is cannabis. Without the suppression and interdiction of this popular and widely used substance, there simply would not be enough “illegal drug use” going on to justify the huge amount of money and resources spent on “fighting drugs.”
It’s time for President Obama to change his harmful policy with regard to medical marijuana and treat this as a public health issue, something entirely within the capability and authority of the executive office.
How you can take action now
Sign this petition “Explain why there is a government held patent acknowledging marijuana’s medical benefit” urging President Obama to officially state why he’s letting this madness continue any longer. As a user of cannabis, President Obama should start his campaign for “Change” now.
Sign and Share with your friends. As supporters of medical cannabis, we must continue to fight the good fight. We must not let the voices of justice and liberty fall against the tide of ignorance and persecution. The maddness of this war on organic natural plants is ruining hundreds of thousands of lives and the future of our children. Our resources can be better spent!
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