Does the US Govt. Really have a PATENT on CBD?
Well the answer to that yes, obviously. Why else would they try to OUTLAW it?
*Puts on Tinfoil Hat – Below is an excerpt found from the USPTO website; detailing the patent in question.
|United States Patent||6,630,507|
|Hampson , et al.||October 7, 2003|
|**Please see images for: ( Certificate of Correction ) **|
Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants
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, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##
|Inventors:||Hampson; Aidan J. (Irvine, CA), Axelrod; Julius (Rockville, MD), Grimaldi; Maurizio (Bethesda, MD)|
|Assignee:||The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC)|
|Filed:||February 2, 2001|
|PCT Filed:||April 21, 1999|
|PCT Pub. No.:||WO99/53917|
|PCT Pub. Date:||October 28, 1999|
|Current U.S. Class:||514/454|
|Current CPC Class:||A61K 31/35 (20130101)|
|Current International Class:||A61K 31/35 (20060101); A61K 031/35 ()|
|Field of Search:||;514/454|
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Primary Examiner: Weddington; Kevin E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
Parent Case Text
This application is a 371 of PCT/US99/08769 filed Apr. 21, 1999, which claims benefit of No. 60/082,589 filed Apr. 21, 1998, which claims benefit of No. 60/095,993 filed Aug. 10, 1998.
1. A method of treating diseases caused by oxidative stress, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a cannabinoid that has substantially no binding to the NMDA receptor to a subject who has a disease caused by oxidative stress.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the cannabinoid is nonpsychoactive.
3. The method of claim 2, wherein the cannabinoid has a volume of distribution of 10 L/kg or more.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the cannabinoid is not an antag