Since 2001, the U.S.Gov. has a patent on Cannabis as an antioxidant, anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant; with over 40 medicinal applications, not to mention the value of hemp as a fiber; why is it still treated with such disrespect?
One really must ask: What IS the problem?
Why is cannabis classified as it is and demonized endlessly.
Think of how many "pills" with all their side effects and chemicals, that could be eliminated if cannabis were to be legalized and accepted as the medicine it so clearly is.
Sounds like the Gov wants it for themselve$
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
No. 09/674028 filed on 02/02/2001
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.
Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, 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. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and COCH3. ##STR1##"
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