DEA Owns US Patent 6630507 for Medical Marijuana updated 2017

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Updated 2017

The original 20 year patent was purchased in 1999. I originally published this article in 2012 to help the cause. Since then not a whole lot changed. But this patent is getting a lot of attention because in the last few months The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) voted on August 11 2016. The vote was very clear that marijuana would stay schedule 1 because it “has no medical use”.

This of course was shocking. As our original article shows they know the opposite has been true since 1999 (probably earlier than this). This patent, from the 90's clearly says Marijuana has “some medicinal benefits.”

This is another recent example in a greater problem of the use of patents as a block to innovation.

Thankfully it is clear that word is getting out. The Denver Post has a huge article talking and showing just how much attention this is getting. We are still in full support of building awareness. This is such an obvious example of failed drug system.

What you may not yet have heard is that the patent expires in just 2 more years. Myles of New York based Kannalife Sciences Inc. said “The patent expires on April 21, 2019, after which anyone would be free to develop drugs based on these cannabinoids that, like all drugs, would require FDA approval to demonstrate safety and effectiveness in humans.”

Great so eventually people in the usa might get back to research, (this is only one of many blocks). My only thought is what will happen when the patent runs out? Will it make much difference at all? Lately it is clear that Israel is producing top notch research. As a result many of the world's best are going there. To the history buffs this is no surprise since CBD than THC was isolated by Prof. Raphael Mechoulam and his team of scientists in the early 1960’s.

There is always a new front to the battle. Most recently I have gone head first into Trip to Wellness. The life changing powers of plant medicine. Ibogaine, Ayahuasca and many other amazing plant medicines are not being used to help the millions in need. Mostly because there is less profit in it.

If your interested in helping promote the newest cause visit us over at the Trip to Wellness page. Or just send us a message here and let us know you want to help.

Original article from 2012: DEA Owns US Patent 6630507 for Medical Marijuana

DEA new ideas wtih the 6630507 patent are going to spread easy on the wind like weed seedsThe U.S. government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, defined as having "no medicinal value and highly addictive."  Yet, they own US patent 6630507 for using cannabinoids as an antioxidant and neuro-protectant.

Yes you are reading this correctly:  The U.S. government, which includes the DEA, has patented medical marijuana.

Click here to view US Patent 6630507.

The patent begins:

“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NDMA receptor antagonism.  This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in treatment and prophylaxis of a 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…”

Millions of Americans have been caged for marijuana while their torturers hold a patent for the illegal plant.  Most justifiably agree the hypocrisy is darkly hysterical.

Watch the video below to learn more about the government's secret patent on cannabis. 

Truth in Media: Feds own patent on cannabis as medicine

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  1. Matt on November 14, 2012 at 8:08 am

    I thought you couldn’t patent a naturally occurring substance. WTF??!

  2. Corporate Entity on November 14, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Its done for your own safety, which is why it doesn’t matter if it’s a conflict of interest or a monopoly. As long as Heavily Armed Thugs I mean “Police Officers” (Ahem BS) continue the charade I mean enforcement tactics in your state, you and your family will remain safe. Don’t worry that the “State of California” made over 40 million last year on “Asset Forfeiture” (Homes/Vehicles/Private Property/Seized bank accounts, etc) related operations. Drugs are bad mmkk

  3. barry butsers on November 14, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    it smells like APPLE…

  4. wtfk on November 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Something tells me CAVE MEN have “prior art.” It doesn’t pass the laugh test.

  5. Skeptic Panda on February 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Try researching again after removing your hemp-colored glasses. The government does hold the patent. In the case of patents involving chemical compounds, the representing agency is the Department of Health and Human Services. Patent #6630507 does not cover marijuana… It covers specific cannabinoid compounds contained in cannabis sativa (and other plants) — non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil that don’t get you high — isolated for treatment of certain neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and possibly for heart attack and stroke victims.

    If you had done any research at all, you’d understand that the patent process. The three researchers responsible for the research findings were funded by the government. Since taxpayer money was used to fund the research, the patent is owned by the taxpayers. This means that any pharmaceutical companies that wish to profit from the sale of drugs created with the patented compounds will have to license the patent rights from the taxpayers, and share the profits with the taxpayers. It also means that the government, acting on behalf of the taxpayers, can license the compound to more than one drug manufacturer… With competition then keeping the cost of the medication down.

    The DEA has nothing to do with the matter. The patent has nothing to do with legalization of marijuana or the ability to smoke it. It has to do with research into certain compounds contained in marijuana that can be extracted and possibly be used to treat certain diseases in highly concentrated form. If you were insightful enough to actually read the research, you’d also understand that it is physically impossible to smoke enough marijuana to attain the levels of these compounds to achieve therapeutic usefulness.

    If you aspire to be a journalist, I suggest that you don’t quit your day job anytime soon,

    • common sense on April 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Yes, we cannot allow a sick human being to be able to grow their own medicine and cure themselves of cancer! How will the big corporations profit off of that?? We MUST make sure that everyone still believes the completely false assumptions made in “reefer madness” and not allow people the ability to take care of themselves! Meanwhile, we need more alcohol! Alcohol is by far safer than cannabis! Who’s ever heard of someone dying from alcohol or crashing a car due to being drunk?? Alcohol even cures cancer! O wait, alcohol has no health benefits, kills millions, and is one of the VERY few drugs that a person can become physically addicted to… morons.

      • Commonsensible on May 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

        I don’t read anything that says you can’t still grow your own. What *I* read is they have isolated a compound within the plant and have patented that specific compound, only. That means they can make pharmaceutical drugs containing that compound to sell.
        What that means is YOU cannot take that isolated compound to make a product to sell without paying the entity that owns the patent. Most likely you don’t have the ability to isolate specific compounds from the plant, unless you are a chemist, so it really won’t affect you in any way.
        Is name calling really necessary to make your point? (That comment applies to Panda too)

    • common sense on April 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Hey mentally challenged skeptic panda, Where do you think cannabinoids come from? In case you didn’t know, they come from CANNABIS, NATURALLY! Guess what else, the psychoactive cannabinoids have health benefits as well you idiot! Wow, you think the taxpayers own the patent?!?!? You are a complete moron, please cancel your internet service and never leave your house again. The world will only become a better place if idiots like you refrain from spewing out retardation like you have on this article.

    • Ralph M. Cooper III on November 7, 2013 at 5:20 am

      Covering marijuana? The patent over the products of cannabis plant products still holds the same weight as owning the rights to mj. The DEA has EVERYTHING to do with the matter. I’m a pharmacy technician student. It is FACT the DEA controls who what and all about Schedule I through V controlled substances. Anything cannabis is Schedule I. Look it up. You need to get your facts straight. Challenge me on this and you will lose. The FDA has control over all non-Schedule drugs. Therapeutic usefulness… wrong again. I know from personal experience and study/education that “simply” smoking marijuana has a very profound and positive effect on my Veteran/PTSD and VA disability pain issues. Again, challenge me, and you will lose.

    • Dr. Ben on November 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Gosh golly don’t you have all the answers….
      As a Dr. I’d rather see my patients used marijuana then many prescribed drugs.
      That is my medical opinion. Big pharm is a racket.

    • Revilo on March 31, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      I like you Dr Ben and being an aspiring doc I agree.

      Edibles/oils will allow high enough concentration for treatment.

    • Danita Marrs on May 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Just wait until 2017 when GW Pharma releases the two new canna based products on the market under “conditional use” rescheduling for about $6,000. You’ll see a patent alright. They can patent just the delivery system! Then what happens to medical marijuana states when big pharma has RX drugs made from whole plants?

  6. Brainwashed Panda on February 21, 2013 at 2:59 am

    You stoners are worthless. We are trying to do a right thing here – cure diseases, make money – all of which are legitimate concerns. Yet, due to some non-medicinal use you have developed retardation traits that prevent you to make accurate assumptions of the jurisdiction of this legal document.
    Go fuck yourself you worthless piece of shit, the law is on my side and it’s gonna stay that way

    • common sense on April 17, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      You have to be one of the most ignorant people to think the way you do. So, keeping something illegal only so that a select few can profit from it… is the RIGHT thing to do?!?!? The sad thing is, your bashing others for their assumptions when it is, in fact, your assumptions that are wrong and make you sound very ignorant. I am sorry that you chose to live your life in an ignorant, small minded way, but please try to refrain from making any more assumptions.

      • Sam on July 5, 2013 at 2:36 am

        Dont Hate , Educate I think states like California are the worst, they tax medical Marijuana to death but they will also seize your property for growing it . They need to get on one side of the fence or the other

    • Sam on July 5, 2013 at 2:49 am

      Are you some anal retentive turd or what. You sound like someone who actually believed that “Reefer Madness Propaganda” . Ive read comments in here from “Stoners” that sounded far more intelligent than what you wasted everyone’s time to post. I think you ought to shove a joint or two up your brainwashed panda ass and wait a few minutes to see if Medical Marijuana might help improve your dysfunctional non existent personality or it might prove you are just an asshole with some imaginary law on your side

    • dylan on September 1, 2014 at 5:51 am

      The grammar in these comments is atrocious.

      • King on April 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm


    • Tyson on September 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      You sir are a faggot in a few years there’s gonna be a lot more states that legalize. Pot doesn’t make you retarded it supports brain cell growth. Know your facts fuck your side of the law pussy

    • Gabriel V on February 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      At least you chose a good name for yourself. Brainwashed. That fits you perfectly. Now shut the hell up and let the grown ups who understand what’s going on do the talking. You need to wander your ass back to the kiddie table Panda man.

    • Big Pharma helped kill my mom on April 23, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Believe it when you read these next few words: there will come a day when the law will no longer be on your side and when that day comes you had better pray that the families of the patients you “helped” are smart and patient enough to let you get what’s coming to you. Because they will remember how you and others like you who throw their ego around claiming to be the helpers helped to shorten the time they got to spend with their loved one here on Earth. They’ll remember your close mindedness and how you were nothing but big pharma’s whore. Many of you should’ve been dealt with long ago and it SHOULD be done at the hands of the law. You all swore to do everything possible to prolong life, not shorten it.

  7. davet on February 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    they own these useful form so that no one else will produce it

    • gistgallop on May 21, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      ….as in a monopoly? You think…? Not our Protectors/brainwashers, our government WE elected… way, haha! Big Pharma gets theirs on the real killers, at whos expense, and while ‘buying’ their way in through lobby….Only because they have more $$ than the govmnt—–>so why would the govmnt ‘not’ want to get in on this one a bit ahead or big pharma? But I am sure they are in there already somewhere. I wasn’t even aware of this patent until today….and not at all surprized, being in WA State… our legislature is down there in Olympia drawing up recreational rules today. MMJ?? Our liquor control board is drawing up the mmj rules, go figure….and they’ll soon be sending out revenuers, armed to the teeth I am sure.
      reefer madness?
      have fun

  8. davet on February 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    if you think anyone in power really cares about what is good or bad for you than you are truly stupid, watch some TV read a news publication count how many new drugs will kill you!!!!!

  9. James williams on April 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Ha ha ha. Wonderful dialogue guys. “Reefer Madness”. I saw that. What a damn JOKE. That had to be the most STUPID thing I`ve ever seen. That shit was an insult on the intelligence of anyone who watched it whether they smoke pot or not. I used to smoke pot years ago. There`s nothing that I know of that will calm an upset stomach better than a couple tokes of pot. My father had glaucoma. He said he “would rather go blind” than to use a medicine made from pot to treat his illness. I, on the other hand, would try anything to preserve my eyesight. To each his own.

  10. Og grower on June 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I just did 30 months in federal prison for growing
    Medical marijuana.

  11. sad American on July 12, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Land of the free, unless you want to grow a harmless plant that mite extend your life expectancy, or save another! In that case you are a criminal, just a horrible scourge of life, and should rot in a federal pen for a unjust duration.

  12. Advocate for chronic euphoria on July 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I really think this has gotten off topic…. The point I believe is that , it is registered as a schedule one narcotic with no medicinal value and if that is true ( I know it isn’t) Then why patent it? It isn’t a conflict of interest , you people are missing it. Why patent a worthless ( no medicinal value) plant( or parts there off such as chemicals derived from the plant)? It is an out and out load of crap but screaming at each other online and insulting people isn’t going to fix it. The only way to fix it is to educate… And for all you people that think because people smoke marijuana and it is against the law that makes them sub human or stupid , well I can only wish Ignorance was painful.
    Educate … that is the answer… and anyone with such a closed mind that can’t see the benefits ( google it) Cannabis cures cancer. I can only hope You are the one diagnosed and our wonderful government won’t let you have the cure….

  13. NWOrDREGS on August 15, 2013 at 3:15 am

    You can’t patent a plant. Yet these criminals are allowed to do, just that. Ironic. All for the Big Pharma’s. Nothing but…

  14. Dr. Ben on November 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    What idiots. Americans are daft. It must be something in the water.

  15. RedPill on December 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, there is something in the water. It’s called fluoride. And it makes a shocking percentage of us docile and stupid.

    Advocate for Chronic Euphoria got it closest. And Brainwashed Panda is correct as well. They patented it on behalf of the taxpayers, THE PEOPLE, so individual companies didn’t have a chance to claim the patent, concentrated extract, yeah, I get it… but the point is really, if there is a patent for a compound, then why still continue to demonize the full unadulterated plant from whence it came? If there is a medically useful substance that can be extracted, then it is not medically useless and should be at least downgraded to Schedule II or lower (cocaine is Schedule II).

  16. Leonard Westover on January 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

    rom the cure I’m a 75 & 1/2 year old male man in 2012 I saw on TV run from the cure, I’ve had 6 back surgery’s that caused so much nerve damage to my legs & Feet, from the early 90’s the Dr; gave me Oxycontin, Dilaudid, I was taking 3 40mg oxycontin every 10 hours + 3 to 4, 4mg dilaudid every 4 hr’s that never took away my pain. I could hardly walk all I thought about is dying, I wanted to die, Dead, I got some marijuana & made some Rick Simpson oil, today I’m pain pill free Praise God, I could go on & on I’m walking & I sleep good & as Tom T. Hall said I sleep good & I miss a lot of trains.

  17. Leonard Westover on January 12, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I’m a 75 & 1/2 year old male man in 2012 I saw on TV run from the cure, I’ve had 6 back surgery’s that caused so much nerve damage to my legs & Feet, from the early 90’s the Dr; gave me Oxycontin, and Dilaudid, I was taking 3, 40mg oxycontin every 10 hours + 3 to 4, 4mg dilaudid every 4 hr’s that never took away my pain. I could hardly walk all I thought about is dying, I wanted to die, Dead, I got some marijuana & made some Rick Simpson oil, today I’m pain pill free Praise God, I could go on & on I’m walking & I sleep good & as Tom T. Hall said I sleep good & I miss a lot of trains.

    • Holly Anderson on May 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Leonard Westover can I contact you? What is your email?

  18. Russ on March 20, 2016 at 12:05 am


  19. Confused on June 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Really? Their patent says NDMA antagonist? It’s actually NMDA antagonist so I hope that’s not what it it REALLY says.

  20. Confused on June 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    NMDA antagonist include mainly things like ketamine and pcp (angel dust). Methadone is shown to have some NMDA receptor antagonism and so has dextromethorphan(at high doses), but no where near the extent of pcp or ketamine. So i have no clue why that language would even be in there.

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