Medtronic partners with Lilly to produce Parkinson's treatment
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#1 Apr 26, 2011
Makes me wonder if this new drug is based off cannabis/marijuana. CBD, a component of the cannabis/marijuana plant, was quietly dropped from the Controlled Substances Act in April 2010 as a Schedule I narcotic. This means that CBD can now legally be studied in the United States.
What's odd in this scenario is that the Government has claimed NO health benefit from cannabis/marijuana, but holds a patent for CBD as medicine which was granted in 2003. Parkinson's disease is one of MANY diseases stated to benefit from CBD therapy in the patent application,-- which is unique in its ability to traverse the blood-brain barrier --, as was stated in the article.
Meanwhile, our government has steadfastly DENIED that there is any medical benefit to cannabis/marijuana or any of its components. So, our government has set out to be the financial benefactors of a new kind of super drug with multiple applications for multiple diseases and brain injuries, and the Big Pharma/Medical industry is now developing these drugs and at the ready to make their own windfall of profits while paying the government for use of the patent.
Do we want our government making our drugs for us? And why have they put people in jail and ruined lives when they know the truth? Cannabis IS medicine, and their own patent is testament to this. People should be outraged with our government. Denying people medicine so they can be the financial benefactors is disgusting. The fact that something that could be a source of inexpensive medicine if people were allowed to grow it for themselves and is now taken away so the pharma companies can profit is also disgusting. Only the military contractors have spent more lobbying Washington in the last 10 years than Big Pharma. It looks like they finally worked out an "agreement" with the government to produce medicines derived from cannabis.
#2 Apr 26, 2011
Also interesting the words "cannabis" and "marijuana" are mentioned no where in the description of the drug. Gladiola (meaning flower) is a portion of the cannabis plant, the "bud" or flower if you will.
#3 Apr 30, 2011
I did not see any note that the drug that they intended to use was in any way was CBD based.
#4 Apr 30, 2011
I have just researched CBD and GDNF, the drug listed in the article that was on the article. It is not related to CBD.
#5 Apr 30, 2011
I have been looking for CBD based medicine, waiting for the govenment to make Medical Marijuana to be legal for a long time. I am a former medical marijuana patient.
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