As the stark realization of the absolute failure of the war on drugs settles in, the United States government currently finds itself in a very quirky position. As the sole holder to patents on medical marijuana’s active ingredients known as cannabinoids, the US government finds that it alone can process the science that exposes the contradictions to their own laws. Not particularly unusual, but never the less — a problem for them. After years of telling the general population at large that marijuana has no medical value, all while knowing otherwise.
Schedule I controlled substances
Main article: List of Schedule I drugs (US)
Schedule I substances are those that have the following findings:
The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.
The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.
There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
The patent that the United States government holds on these cannabinoids is the only one like it. When one delves in to the different research documentation contained within the US patent on cannabinoids it is clearly documented; all of the scientific research that exposes the depth of the government knowledge, and further establishes the medicinal value of this wonder drug.
United States Patent # 6,630,507 October 7, 2003
Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants
The present invention concerns pharmaceutical compounds and compositions that are useful as tissue protectants, such as neuroprotectants and cardioprotectants. The compounds and compositions may be used, for example, in the treatment of acute ischemic neurological insults or chronic neurodegenerative diseases.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is another of the cannabinoids that has been shown to be neuroprotective in cell cultures, but this protection was believed to be mediated by interaction at the cannabinoid receptor, and so would be accompanied by undesired psychotropic side effects.
The problem… and where it starts to get a little sticky for the government, is that after 75 years of being lied to and force-fed the federal governments propaganda. The US citizens… and the world for that matter, are waking up to the fact that cannabis, hemp and in particular the “black sheep” of the gene pool, marijuana… is not an “evil scourge” that must be illuminated from the face of the earth.
Strange how getting caught in a lie (by your own science) can cause the perpetrator a little discomfort. The question for the administration is; knowing that the public sentiment is strongly in favor of the legalization of marijuana, and that the US Gov. has the patent that shows the evidence that cannabinoids can produce the medications that the people are asking for. So how do the feds go about addressing the fact that they have either been wrong, lying to us, or complicit in one of the biggest underhanded drug company scams ever. All while making a tidy little sum, and keeping the true “natural” healing power of this plant out of hands of the public.
Does it strike anyone else as odd? That the very communicative President Obama will not debate this touchy topic of medical marijuana? Which by the way helped him get elected; and when the topic does arise, he appears nervous and looking to change the conversation. Remember those White House petitions on the “whitehouse.gov”— and what a big deal the administration made of that? Laughs! Yet – despite the fact that the MMJ question dominated those that were submitted – the president chose not to address any of them.
How about Romney? What would he do with the different parts of the medical marijuana industry? The feds already control the active cannabinoid compounds. He is a self-professed “vulture capitalist,” with a nice background in corporate takeovers, who no doubt has already devised his master plan of how to skin this beast for all she’s worth.
The fun is all over, the big boys are in town now. It’s time for all of pot heads to pack it up. Regardless of who manages to lose less; thereby stumbling into the White House. After their long and ugly display of deception, it will be a very long while before anyone believes one of these two again.
Currently the “plant based medical marijuana community” rumor mill is alive and buzzing with a, yet- to-come betrayal; by the once famous pot smoking president. If you’re of the conspiracy mind set? One might think that the DOJ, IRS and DEA … and any other ugly governmental acronyms might already have functioning strategy currently in place to put forth such an effort on a country-wide scale. In an effort to prune back your liberties, and rip out by the roots; all seventeen MMJ states + D.C. – all while transplanting it with the likes of “Idrsil.”