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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 07:50 PM

 

The US Government has a patent on cannabis!??

"Sure enough, patent number 6,630,507 states unequivocally that cannabinoids are useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including auto-immune disorders, stroke, trauma, Parkinson's, Alzeheimer's and HIV dementia. The patent, awarded in 2003, is based on research done by the National Institute of Health, and is assigned to the US Dept. of Health and Human Services."

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Reply The US Government has a patent on cannabis!?? (Original post)
wildbilln864 Apr 2012 OP
jberryhill Apr 2012 #1
wildbilln864 Apr 2012 #2
randome Apr 2012 #3
wildbilln864 Apr 2012 #4

Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 08:06 PM

1. No, the government does not have a patent on cannabis

 

Because the "what is patented" part of a patent is not in the abstract and background description of a patent. But it makes a great silly OP.

The "thing" that is covers by the patent is this:

1. A method of treating diseases caused by oxidative stress, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a cannabinoid that has substantially no binding to the NMDA receptor to a subject who has a disease caused by oxidative stress.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. I think it's the "significance"

 

part that's important.

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Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:19 PM

3. The government got me high!

 

With apologies to They Might Be Giants.

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Response to wildbilln864 (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 03:49 PM

4. kick! nt

 

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