Friday, November 10, 2017

The Real Reason Big Pharma Wants to Own the Patents to Cannabis

The genie is very much out of the bottle.  The Pharmaceutical cartel is desperately attempting to buy up as much as possible because it is impossible to stop it up.

A major portion of the medical industry is been turned upside down for the better, i might add, by this real revolution.   Yet we are only beginning.  CBDs are also positively indicated for circulatory disease as well.

Thus using THC free CBD is a powerfully indicated as a new therapeutic standard.  Add in low levels of THCs as well for additional protective values and we have a new base for clinical practice.

The Real Reason Big Pharma Wants to Own the Patents to Cannabis

The race is on to own cannabis, and companies like Bayer, Monsanto and Scotts Miracle-Gro are working feverishly to devise ways of patenting this natural medicinal plant. 

If they succeed, the landscape of legal weed will change forever in favor of corporate monopolies and quality control empires which will crush diversity in this thriving cash crop.

For lawn, garden and agrochemical companies to want in on the growing cannabis market is no surprise, for it’s the fastest growing trend this industry has ever seen, as even noted by the CEO of Scotts.

“Jim Hagedorn, CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, has even said that he plans to “invest, like, half a billion in [taking over] the pot business… It is the biggest thing I’ve ever seen in lawn and garden.”
“He has also invested in companies such as Leaf, which grows cannabis in an electronically regulated indoor terrarium accessible via smartphone.” [Source]

The cannabis industry is already enormously profitable for government in states like Colorado where 2017 sales have already topped $1 billion by the month of October and are expected to rise dramatically through the holidays. And this is just one state out of a potential 50 U.S. markets.

We know there is big, big money involved here, which certainly accounts for such big-corporate interest in cannabis, but there is another reason that pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to get their hands in this honey pot.

Medical and scientific studies are frequently coming out and showing that medical marijuana is drastically changing the landscape of dependency on pharmaceutical pills and products. 

Not only is there a ton of money to be made in legal cannabis, but there is also a ton of money and market share to be lost in medical cannabis, and this fact has the pharmaceutical giants scrambling for an angle to take back this power.

For example, a major study recently found that over half of all people who try cannabidiol (CBD)medicines stop taking traditional medicines, like prescription painkillers, over-the-counter pain relievers and sleeping aids.

“The most common reasons people used CBD were to treat insomnia, depression, anxiety and joint pain, according to Dr. Perry Solomon, the Chief Medical Officer of HelloMD. Forty-two percent of the CBD users said they had stopped using traditional medications like Tylenol pain relievers or prescription drugs like Vicodin and had switched to using cannabis instead. Eighty percent said that they found the products to be “very or extremely effective.” Only 3% or less found the product to be either ineffectual or only slightly effective.” [Source]

Another report issued earlier this year quantified the potential losses to the pharmaceutical industry should they be unable to capitalize and seize a significant portion of market share of medical cannabis.

“It seems the pharmaceutical trade has more than enough reasons to fear the legalization of marijuana, as an analysis conducted by the folks at New Frontier Data predicts the legal use of cannabis products for ailments ranging from chronic pain to seizures could cost marketers of modern medicine somewhere around $4 billion per year.” [Source]

Patents related to cannabis and cannabis products are increasingly being filed with the U.S. Patent Office, both both large companies and smaller ventures. In a recent article on this topic, Forbes magazine answered the question of whether or not cannabis can be patented:

“Yes, this is presently a small area of activity, but may also represent opportunity. Plants can be patented in two ways, by way of “utility patents” (like 95% of all patents) or by way of a separate “plant patent” category. Utility patents are much stronger; plant patents are narrowly focused on a single “parent” plant and its direct descendants. 

“By my count, there are currently only 5 US plant patent cases (4 pending applications, 1 issued patent), and 11 utility plant-directed patent cases (8 pending applications, 3 issued patents). Two companies are currently the main players in plants: the plant-focused Biotechnology Institute (Los Angeles CA) has 3 issued patents as well as 2 pending applications, and GW Pharmaceuticals (UK) has two plant-focused applications. GW is notable for having the largest cannabis-directed portfolio (80+ US cases) of all companies in the space, and is particularly focused on methods of treating diseases.” [Source]

Final Thoughts

Pharmaceutical drugs kill more people each year than do illegal drugs. The big corporations know this and work to avoid liability for their harm, even in the face of such an overwhelming crisis like the opioid epidemic.

The main thing to note here is that this goes far beyond economic terms. It is a matter of personal freedom and a very effective means of protesting and bypassing the medical-pharmaceutical corporate cartels which now have the world hooked on dangerous chemical drugs.

If a person such as Tommy Chong can cure his own cancer by growing plants on his rooftop then having a friend process these plants into consumable, natural oils to save his life, we have effectively found a way to overcome the dominance of big pharma.

1 comment:

Doc S said...

Attempted Murder

Jesse came in this past September. I hardly recognized him. Well, I didn’t recognize him. He used to be a solid, strong, “good ole boy”. About 5’10”, stocky build, probably close to 200 pounds. Not flab either. This boy was tough.

I didn’t recognize him until I talked to him a couple of minutes. It had been about three years since I saw him last. “Oh Jesse, I remember now. What the hell happened”?

He was skin and bones, hardly anything left of him. To talk he had to plug the tube coming out of his neck and you could hardly hear him. He was pale and had that gray cast on him that people close to death get. Probably weighted about 110 pounds. It was quite pitiful to see. This guy used to be solid as a rock and here he was almost dead.

Cancer, the big C.

Yeah, they started the Chemo about a year ago. Burned a hole in his throat with the radiation and now he’s almost dead.

Jessie's a pretty smart boy. That “good ole boy” persona camouflages that. Along about last June he recognized what the Doctors were doing to him so he told them to f__k off and quit their treatment and went “all Natural”. Detoxed the chemo and now he was in here wanting me to correct the structural problems he had acquired going through all those medical procedures.

Jessie has been a patient here for at least 20 years so he knew I successfully eliminated the cancer I had from the Agent Orange crap of Vietnam fame. But structurally he was a mess. His neck was “frozen”. He couldn't turn his head left or right and was locked straight as an arrow. I got to work on him immediately.

He responded favorably immediately. Now two months later he can eat whole food and has put on about ten pounds. That gray cast is gone. He has normal color in his face. His cervical spine is about half way home. He can turn his head left and right and up and down now. He’s going to make it.

Attempted Murder.

Obviously Jesse would be dead now had he continued the orthodox medical treatment of Chemotherapy. But Jesse’s a pretty gutsy guy and recognized his destiny going down that road. So he changed it. He told the “experts” to F__k-off and at first didn’t do anything as his body naturally detoxed the chemicals. Now he’s getting the structural problems corrected. I advised him on diet and a few other things so with all of it combined he’ll probably be back to that Smart-ass, strong, wonderful guy he was before the so-called Cancer laid him low. If he even had the Cancer in the first place. Yes, I’ve seen that all too often.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, shouldn’t these doctors and drug companies be charged with attempted murder?

Jesse would have died in June or July for sure had he continued down that road. He chose another way and is alive thereof because of it. The biggest reason he survived is he stopped poisoning himself.

We all know many people who have gone “natural” instead of the chemo and survived the dreaded big C, Cancer. Should all those people turn around and charge their doctors with Attempted Murder? I think that’s what you’re going to start seeing.

Marijuana is getting legalized all across the board. Why? Not for its recreational use but for its medicinal use. Historically marijuana has been used for centuries as an excellent herbal remedy. And, what do ya know, the scientists are proving it legitimate. It works if that’s the protocol you need.

I’m not advocating lawsuits against your doctor for attempted murder. That’s a seriously dangerous road to go down. Over 50 holistic doctors have mysteriously died the last couple of years trying to go public with cancer cures. I don’t want to be added to that list so I don’t teach it anymore.

But a lawsuit? Attempted murder charge? That’s going to be a very dangerous road to go down also. But the stats are there. The survivors are there. Will it ever happen? I doubt it. The money’s too big. The politicians are paid off. It won’t happen.

Besides, people would have to stop worshiping their medical doctor then and we can’t have that now can we???

Doc S