Patent 6630607

The US Governement owns a Patent on CBD!

Learn more about Patent 6630507 and what it means to citizens of the United States.

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A patent gives an inventor the right to stop other people making or using their invention. If someone makes or uses that invention without being allowed to, the inventor can sue that person in court to make them stop.

As you can probably tell this is the making for a great conversation but you want to start it off right! A great way to start a compassionate and engaging conversation is to simply ask a question and be genuinely curious with the persons response. Below is a question you can use to start a conversation on this topic. We made two versions of the question- short and long!

Short Version: “Did you know that the U.S. government owns the rights to a compound found in the hemp plant?”

Long Version: “Did you know the US government filed for patent 6630507 for hemp extracts such as CBD being used as a neuroprotectant in 1999, almost two decades before hemp was even legal for Americans to use? ​”

This patent was filed 19 years before hemp became legal with the 2018 Farm Bill. So for over 2 decades, the U.S. government knew about the neuroprotectant properties of hemp cannabinoids while Americans with neurodegenerative diseases where kept in the dark. When you are fighting a neurological disorder, two decades is quite a long time to not have access to a substance that could potentially slow the progression of your disease.

Too much time has been wasted for Americans that could have been using hemp cannabinoids as an adjunct therapy for treating neurological disorders as well as many other health related issues. Hemp was illegal when the U.S. Government filed for patent 6630507 in 1999 to use cannabinoids as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant. In 2003 the U.S. government was granted the rights to the patent yet it was still illegal to grow the hemp plant in America. Extracts of CBD first became available in the U.S. around 2016 but selling the product was very controversial even when the 2018 farm bill was passed that legalized the hemp plant and hemp extracts.

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