Explain Why There Is A Government Held Patent Acknowledging Marijuana's Medical Benefit
The federal government refuses to admit that marijuana has medical benefits when it comes to state policy. The feds also fight any attempts to reschedule marijuana. Currently, marijuana is a Schedule I substance, which is described as:
"Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence. "
No currently accepted medical use. If the feds fight state medical marijuana laws and programs, and keep marijuana a Schedule I substance, then why does it own a patent for medical marijuana? Why does the federal government distribute medical marijuana to four patients (as seen in the article photo)?
The US government obtained patent #6630507 in 2003 describing the medical benefits of marijuana, yet the people's government still schedules marijuana as having no medicinal value. The discrepancy needs to be explained, admitted, and changed.