Written for attn.
The Drug Enforcement Administration says marijuana lacks medical value. So why did the U.S. government file a patent for cannabis — specifying that the plant has multiple therapeutic benefits — as far back as 1999?
That’s what some medical marijuana advocates are asking after the DEA declined to loosen federal restrictions on cannabis last week.
To highlight the seeming contradiction, they’re sharing photos of their hands featuring the patent number: 6,630,507.