Most United States citizens have been brainwashed into believing that cannabis is dangerous and has no therapeutic value. Yet, on February 2, 2001, the Unites States Patent Office issued – patent #6630507 – to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – which clearly states:
”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 government knows that cannabis has health benefits. This patent lists the use of certain cannabinoids – found within the cannabis sativa plant – as useful in certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, HIV and dementia. And, yet, this is the same U.S. federal government that steadfastly denies that cannabis has any medicinal value. Gee, I wonder why? ( source http://www.realfarmacy.com/u-s-government-has-patents-on-cannabis/?wptouch_preview_theme=enabled )
What is going on in the rest of the world that seems to remain hidden?