How can any logical person read the claims made in U.S. Patent 6630507 and not see the hypocrisy of the federal government’s prohibition against medicinal use, when the U.S. itself attests to its efficiency to treat many known diseases?
The U.S. owns the patent to medical marijuana. They (we) obtained the patent in 2003, when the U.S. DHSS government found “cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases such as; ischemia, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune. The cannabinoids are found to have particular applications as Neuro-Protectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and traumatic injury. It has also had an impact in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS. Non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil (CBD), are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.” Paraphrased from the text of the Abstract of the US Patent, Please see for yourself at: USTPO
Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I (the most restrictive) drug under section 893.03(1), Florida Statutes (2013). A drug is classified for Schedule I of Florida’s controlled substance list if scientific evidence shows that the drug: 1) has a high potential for abuse; 2) has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and 3) its use under medical supervision does not meet accepted safety standards.
Section 893.0355(2), Florida Statutes, delegates authority to the Florida Attorney General “to adopt rules rescheduling specified substances to a less controlled schedule, or deleting specified substances from a schedule . . . .” On December 12, 2012,
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, responding to petitions received from the Cannabis Action Network (CAN), flatly refused to reschedule marijuana or to even consider the proposal. If I am elected to the Office of Florida Attorney General, I will use the power vested in that office to remove marijuana for medicinal purposes from Schedule I. I tried to do this when I drafted the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, which the Republicans buried in committee. Elect Bill Wohlsifer for Attorney General, and I will get it done, without the need to amend the constitution or lobby the legislature. Now ask yourselves, how could Pam Bondi read U.S. Patent 6630507 and not find sufficient support in favor of rescheduling?
By Bill Wohlsifer
United States Patent and Trademark Office (October 7,2003). uspto.gov.
Florida Legislature (December 24, 2013). leg.state.fl.us.
2012 Florida Statutes. Flsenate.gov.
Jodi James (December 12, 2012). Florida’s Attorney General Responds to FLCAN.
Florida House of Representatives (2013). HB 1139.
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