Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:21 AM
green for victory (591 posts)
Great post. That is what is going on with the Cannabis Patent
what? That's right, the US Gov has patented the use of the main ingredient in Cannabis, Cannabinoids.
While they bust legal dispensaries.
But only a few people can grasp the deception.
This Oakland attorney gets it:
Oakland cites surprise medical pot backer
Cedric Chao, a lawyer for the city, cited a 2003 patent application
----(GFV: Note that the paper said "application" and not that it was granted)
by the U.S. government that said cannabis compounds are "useful in the treatment and prophylaxis (prevention) of a wide variety of oxidation-associated diseases," including certain types of strokes and immune-system disorders.
Chao quoted another patent application, by two government scientists in 2009, that referred to the "healing properties of Cannabis sativa," or marijuana, that have been "known throughout documented history."
"How can the government credibly deny the benefits of medical cannabis when the government itself is funding cutting-edge research proving the medical benefits of cannabis and seeking patents based on such research?" Chao wrote.
Feds close to granting medical marijuana patent to NY-based research company?
Update: KannaLife did receive exclusive rights to the US patent on marijuana, but CEO Dean Petkanas told our sister blog Toke of the Town last night that it only applies to a very specific medical condition and that they have no plans to expand their research. "We don't want to be involved in the production, growth or dispensing of marijuana at the retail level," Petkanas said.
For more of Steve Elliot's interview with Petkanas, click over to Toke of the Town.
Original post, 4:28 p.m., Dec. 19: The U.S Department of Health and Human Services is about to give exclusive rights to the government-owned patent on marijuana to a single pharmaceutical company based in New York -- a state that doesn't even recognize medical marijuana as a valid therapy.Think that's unfair, fellow Colorado medical marijuana patient? Well, you've still got a few hours left to write in and tell the government your thoughts....more
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