Is Marijuana a cure For Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease? According to US Government Marijuana Patent # 6630507 this may very well be true. And if this is the case then human beings are having their lives taken from them and are being placed in federal prisons based on a blatant, and indisputable lie. What that act amounts to I’ll leave up to others to decide.
And yet this one patent is just the tip of the iceberg and is just one of hundreds of similar patents just like it. But let’s start with the big lie first. That marijuana has no medical benefits and therefore warrants being listed as a schedule I substance on the DEA’s list of controlled substances.
Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous substances known. To be listed as a schedule I drug a substance must (1) have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, (2)a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and (3) a high potential for abuse.
Schedule I drugs include marijuana, heroin, and LSD. Some examples of Schedule II drugs deemed to be safer than marijuana and other Schedule I substances include methadone, morphine, fentanyl, and even opium!
Theres so much wrong with this situation that where does one begin to unravel it? I suppose the most obvious first, and that is to be listed as a schedule I substance on the DEA’s Controlled Substances List, the substance in question must have “no currently accepted medical use in the United States”.
Some of the highlights from the aforementioned US Government Marijuana Patent # 6630507 include the following:
“Cannabinoids have been found to have anti oxidant properties” (cannabinoids are found in marijuana and of the 400+components over 60 are classified cannabinoids).
“Cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants…such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases” (i.e. Cannabinoids counter the effects of old age relating to brain function)
Regarding the safety of marijuana, 5,000 years of recorded history speaks for itself. There are zero recorded deaths caused by marijuana overdose for as long as history has been recorded.
As for the addictive qualities of marijuana, yes it’s desirable, its effects are pleasant, it improves ones appetite, it refreshes and stimulates the mind, and it relaxes the body. Any negative effects from not having marijuana when desired is similar to the effect one would experience when craving a hamburger or warm bath when the current situation doesn’t permit it.
So are people having their lives destroyed over a blatant lie? Or does the US Patent office issue patents based on frauds? Which one is it?