Sunday, January 5, 2014

Marijuana: So Evil, the U.S. Gov’t Owns the Patent “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants”

Melissa Melton
Activist Post

On January 1st, Colorado became the first state in the nation to legally sell marijuana for recreational purposes.

Hoax stories tell of blood raining in the streets of the state following the legalization, while Internet memes everywhere are pointing out the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration admits legal prescription drugs kill 100,000 Americans every year (while marijuana has never been linked to any overdose deaths).

This is also going to be a financial boon for the state, considering all the taxes it will rake in (an estimated $67 million a year, not to mention the millions of dollars saved in law enforcement costs for enforcing marijuana prohibition), and many are calling it a first step in nationwide legalization.

Regardless of whether or not you personally agree with marijuana legalization, would it surprise you to know that the U.S. government, via the Department of Health and Human Services, actually owns a patent on the use marijuana’s primary active ingredients as both “antioxidants” and “neuroprotectants”?

It’s U.S. Patent #6,630,507 titled ”Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants,” dated October 7, 2003:
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.

Seeeerioussssslyyyyy dude. Marijuana is used to treat actual diseases and disorders; it hasn’t been shown to cause them.

Parents Matt and Paige Figi would certainly agree in regard to marijuana’s neuroprotectant effects; their six-year-old was diagnosed with the rare and often deadly Dravet Syndrome. She was having upwards of 300 seizures a week. After putting her on all manner of pharmaceuticals, the parents finally turned to medicinal marijuana. Now their daughter might have one seizure a week (but sometimes she doesn’t have any).

Medicinal marijuana, already legal in 20 states, allows people to use it for treatment of everything from chronic pain to glaucoma to arthritis to offsetting the effects of harsh cancer treatments. Speaking of, studies have also shown that cannabinoids have anti-cancer properties as well.

Meanwhile, marijuana still accounts for half of all illicit drug violations and billions spent annually in law enforcement costs in a country that puts more people in prison per capita than any other nation in the world, with nearly 700,000 people arrested per year for marijuana possession alone. In a recent study on the racially biased aspect of marijuana prohibition, the ACLU noted that the drug is actually overcriminalized, as cops averaged one pot bust every 37 seconds just in 2010; further studies revealed that more marijuana arrests did not contribute to less violent crime overall.

When put in contrast with the fact that alcohol, perfectly legal in the U.S., is responsible for 4% of deaths every year worldwide — more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence — the claim that marijuana prohibition is ultimately in the public interest is unconvincing at best.

Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media. Wake the flock up!

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HistoryIndeed said...

Everyone who has looked into this with a clear head knows it's been kept illegal because it's a game changer. They keep dousing the public with drip after drip of positive information because they now want to switch the prohibition from pot to tobacco and are trying to undo 80 years of propaganda that swung the other way.

As soon as pot becomes a "product", you'll begin to see the first pot deaths. Just as big business changed medical tobacco into cigarettes, they'll do the same to pot.

Don't cheer a tax and regulation type legalization. Government doesn't deserve to profit from something it has kept off the shelves until they needed the money!

HistoryIndeed said...

"Your comment will be visible after approval." - This from a website that preaches about the 1st Amendment? WTF?

Anonymous said...

Too true.

Anonymous said...

I would only eat or use oil from the plant. Anything inhaled with carbon has a chance to destroy your well being. It has great omega acids and chlorophyll content.

Anonymous said...

I would rather go with a natural substance like marijuana for healing purposes rather than ingest the poison and toxins Big Pharma peddles every day.

Anonymous said...

well its disturbing to think that someone, anyone for that matter, has a patent on certain properties of a natural substances. I find that hard to believe.

Here's how I see it. The bigger issue continues to be whether we have the right and freedom to do as we please as long as no harm comes to others or their property. Marijuana legalization kinda sums it up with just the title. Really? Legalization? Why does it have to be controlled in such a manner?

Yes, they are tossing us a bone. They do that every so often when they find themselves in "a pickle". Its another distraction that attempts to appease us. All the while, the government continues unabated with its fraud, killing, genocide, international theft, racketeering, bribery and outright treasonous behavior of our officials.

I wish others could see this too. Its really not about legalizing the use of marijuana. Its about taxing you further while they help you realize that they are giving you one of your rights back.'ll have to pay dearly for it and the control will be completely in their hands.

I would prefer to have it illegal and avoid them at all costs.

lizzz said...

I would prefer to have it legalized so people wuld stop getting arrested for it

Anonymous said...

And lest we not forget gw pharmas little patent on cbd oil for the treatment of cancer, which the fda oh so quietly approved. Never-you-mind that its still sched 1 under the csa, the pharm cartels are gearing up for pharmacological monopoly, all the while the fed's accountants are crunching the #s of future tax revenue. What sorta trade agreement ya think they'd do with the felix bros cartel for cheap imported commercial bud for "recreational purposes"....or what kinda limits would be imposed on the purchase of proper strains of bud?....or acceptable legal limits of cannabinoids in commercially availible edibles? Sorry,I'm ranting, but.......yeah, I agree with anon8:42, it seems like less hassle to keep it illegal. Better than strictly mediated & homogenized for prime time.

Anonymous said...

Controlling an idea is a dream unfullfilled. Controlling a plant, a game changer like cannabis, will continue to fund a police state and placate a disillusioned population fearfilled with threatened incarceration and financial ruination. Yeah, I statement will be visible after censors filter statements.....

Anonymous said...

i would have linked this elsewhere if it weren't for all the ads on this site. .

won't even bother fully reading it. . how utterly irritating. .

Anonymous said...

History Indeed is on point, kids!
Legalize Deez!
join 'meditation @ 4:20/worldwide' daily!

Ray Russell said...

How can any government own a patent for a natural flower that grows by the grace of God and the Universe????????

Anonymous said...

Support your local tax free weed. Support the CCHI of 2014 if you are a resident of Kalifornistan. PLEASE DO NOT EVEN SIGN any petitions that push (usually in title) "TAX, CONTROL AND REGULATE" (unless taxed controlled and regulated like Broccoli!) or WE WILL VOTE IT DOWN!!! (again!!) Prop 19 was not defeated by those who were against legalization, it was struck down by people that can read!!! Too bad the same did not go for WA or CO...I sure have not seen the hoards of our brothers and sisters released from Prison of pot crimes...STARVE THE BEAST!

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