If you need an ace in your pro-cannabis arguments, when people cry about a lack of hard evidence, there is only one number you need to know. 6630507 is the US Patent number for Cannabis as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants, filed April 1998, and approved in 2003.
No medical use
The fallback avoidance tactic of the DEA and many political agencies is that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act, which defines it as:
- Having a high potential for abuse
- No current accepted medical use in the United States
- And a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision
Mind you, this determination is not made by scientists or medical professionals. In fact, those experts have been repeatedly ignored every time they have given their input on the issue, even when cannabis was first outlawed. The control in the CSA is held by law enforcement.
Why was it put there in the first place?
President Nixon adamantly insisted that cannabis be placed in the most…