Pictures are surfacing on social media of hands with 6630507 written on them.
The number represents the patent held by the US government for medical cannabis.
The patent was filed by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1999.
Despite the patent, the DEA recently claimed cannabis would remain a Schedule I drug due to no medical use.
In the last couple days on social media, you may have noticed a new trend going on. People are posting pictures of their hands and writing 6630507 on them. What does 6630507 mean?
Talk to the 6630507 hand.
The viral campaign is a response to the DEA’s recent announcement to keep cannabis a Schedule I. The federal government claims there is no medicinal value in cannabis. However, patent no 6,630,507 was filed by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1999. The patent is for medical cannabis.
Cannabis activists are firing back at the DEA’s decision by telling them to “Talk to the 66330507 hand.” The campaign aims to bring attention to a patent owned by the United States Government.
The patent held by the US government recognizes the antioxidant and neuroprotective properties.
4-years later the patent was published. The patent goes into enough detail about antioxidant and neuroprotective properties found in cannabis to show that the federal government does understand the medicinal benefits of cannabis. The patent’s description reads as follows.
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.
The DEA continues to claim there is no medical use for cannabis.
Regardless of the federal government holding the patent for medical cannabis, the DEA still claims that cannabis cannot be removed from its Schedule I listing due to lack of proof of medical use.
The DEA openly admits cannabis to be less dangerous than heroin, LSD, and other Schedule I drugs. Due to the “lack” of medical use for cannabis, it remains a dangerous drug. Highly addictive and dangerous drugs, such as Oxycodone and methamphetamine have managed to be placed in the Schedule II category.
Not only does the US government hold the patent on medical cannabis, but the FDA has also approved multiple medicines that are synthetic versions of cannabis. Synthetic cannabis is federally accepted, the government holds a patent for medical cannabis, yet cannabis is too dangerous for us. Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?