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Medical Marijuana Benefits and the United States Government Patent

While being medically legal in some states in the U.S., and legal in other states; Marijuana is still considered federally illegal since it’s still considered a class 1 narcotic (Drug) on the same level as heroin and meth. Meanwhile, Mexico has claimed Legalizing Marijuana as a human right. Also, Canada’s Justin Trudeau made cannabis legal nationwide. Will the United States ever follow suit with these two bordering countries?

US Patent Proof and Sources for the Medical Benefits of Cannabis/Marijuana. Patent #6630507:

Source: United States Patent Database
Source: National Cancer Institute: Cannabis and Cannabinoids–for health professionals (PDQ®)US Government Marijuana PatentImage Credit: Scholars of the Galaxy

Here’s Why Big Pharma Lobbies Against Cannabis Legalization

87% of 473 adult therapeutic cannabis users surveyed by the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia gave up prescription drugs, alcohol, and illicit substances in favor of cannabis. In addition, 80% of respondents reported substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, 52% substituted cannabis for alcohol and 32% substituted it for illicit substances. Patients under 40 years of age were found to substitute cannabis for all three classes of substances.

The finding that cannabis was substituted for all three classes of substances suggests that the medical use of cannabis may play a harm-reduction role in the context of the use of these substances, and may have implications for abstinence-based substance use treatment approaches. Further research should seek to differentiate between biomedical substitution for prescription pharmaceuticals and psychoactive drug substitution and to elucidate the mechanisms behind both.

2015 Deaths: Alcohol. 30,000 Prescription drugs 21,000 Opiates 17,000 Cannabis 0

— That Guy (@KyleIsaccDawes) January 6, 2016

According to the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment, drug overdose, mostly from painkillers and heroin, is now the leading cause of fatal injuries in the US—surpassing firearms and motor vehicle accidents. Prescription opioids and heroin overdoses constitute two of the top drugs people overdose on not just in the United States, but across the world.

Since 2002, prescription drug deaths have outpaced those of cocaine and heroin combined. Abuse of controlled prescription drugs is higher than that of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, MDMA, and PCP combined.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, America’s top public health official, announced in October 2015:

“Right before I came to Washington to become Surgeon General, I was saying goodbye to our team of nurses in Boston. And they had a request for me. They told me that if I did just one thing as Surgeon General, I should do something about the drug crisis in America. I promised them that I would. I promised them that I would because they knew it was destroying too many of our communities.

“…I’m proud to announce that next year, I will be releasing the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on substance use, addiction, and health. We’re going to look at the best science on everything, from heroin and marijuana to alcohol and prescription opioids. And we’re going to launch a national campaign to tackle the prescription drug crisis because we know that someone dies from an opioid overdose every 24 minutes in this country.”

surgeon-general-768x403A strong case for medical cannabis, a weak case for prescription pills. Isn’t it reason enough for Big Pharma to lobby against cannabis legalization? After all, if people move away from dangerously addictive and deadly substances in favor of a miracle plant, how will they jack up the costs of drugs, fleece patients, generate profits, and thrive? There are at least five prescription medications that could be replaced by cannabis. And if they indeed are replaced, cannabis would immediately render obsolete the gamut of pharmaceuticals that make the drug barons (and lawmakers) filthy rich.

No longer would the general population need to rely on side effect-laden painkiller drugs, psych meds, and other deadly pharmaceuticals for relief from their chronic ailments — cannabis would replace all this and more, providing true healing to the masses for pennies on the dollar. Because cannabis is a plant that anyone can grow, it also threatens the centralized power structures that control modern medicine, not to mention the for-profit prison industry that banks on incarcerating non-violent drug offenders.

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Kyle James Lee

Majority Owner of The AEGIS Alliance. I studied in college for Media Arts, Game Development. Talents include Writer/Article Writer, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Web Design and Development, Video Production, Social Media, and eCommerce.


  1. There just a drug dealer that has no clue to what there doing , I need pure oil for my condition and flower, but it has costed me since 2021 Jan thousands of dollars to figure out what there selling , and the amount of oil is so small to buy , I can’t afford it ,, if I could make my own it would be much cheaper and , look at Willie Nelson , he’s smoked forever lol. Thank you for sharing

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