GW Pharmaceuticals is expected to be given a green light for a cannabidiol drug (marijuana-based medicine) which has shown promise in the treatment of epileptic children, cutting epileptic attacks down by as much as 100% (45% average). When will the Feds admit cannabis is a medical miracle?
In one breath the mainstream medical system has been telling us that ‘cannabis has no medicinal value,’ while the U.S. government has stealthily patented cannabinoid-based medicine which obviously shows that our government officials are well aware that cannabis can be extremely valuable from a medicinal standpoint.
The FDA will soon grant a license to GW Pharmaceuticals for treating patients with multiple sclerosis with a drug called Epidiolex. That’s odd, since the FDA has repeatedly said that marijuana is not ‘safe and effective’ for treating anything. 
Similar cannabis-based formulations created by GW Pharmaceuticals and other drug companies are expected to treat autism, muscular dystrophy, glioma, ovarian and pancreatic cancer and schizophrenia, as well as epileptics. Orders for this product are expected to grow 40 times over in the coming years. 
Obtained in 2003, one U.S. government patent (US Patent 6630507) titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants” is assigned to The United States of America, as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services. The patent states:
“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.” 
If GW is scaling up production to meet demand for cannabis-based drugs – they surely work. When will the U.S. government finally legalize marijuana for medicinal use from a Federal level? It is clear that the lies about cannabis’ healing abilities are no longer believed. Medical marijuana’s value is becoming common knowledge now.
||Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.