Thought You Should Know

Here are two things that should concern us all:

1. Patent #6630507 (Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants) that has been obtained and funded by the Dept of Health & Human Services. It 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 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."

2. Our laws state that Cannabis/Marijuana has NO MEDICINAL VALUE and should be a SCHEDULE 1 DRUG; the ABOVE PATENT obtained by our government states otherwise. 

Why is this important? We are IMPRISONING our OWN brothers and sisters for a PLANT (created by GOD), instead of embracing the medicinal effects that SCIENCE and HISTORY have already PROVEN. 

For me, CANNABIS CURED my addiction to LETHAL painkillers. Cannabis helps our returning VETS with PTSD. Cannabis alleviates discomfort in patients with CANCER and AIDS; not to mention PARKINSONS, ALZHEIMER'S & EPILEPTIC SEIZURES.

Short story long, this "war on drugs" is not working! It creates POVERTY, while hindering people seeking JOBS & HOUSING; all because of "low-level" drug offenses on one’s  record.