US FEDERAL PATENTS ON CBD AND CANCER

 We are all sort of still shocked by knowing that molecular CBD was initially patented by the US Federal Government in October 2003. They licensed/license it to pharmaceutical companies. I THINK they recently sold the patent.

Anyway, I saw a patient the other day with multiple meningioma brain tumors. They are not “cancerous”, but their growth in the middle of the brain makes them a real clinical challenge. They asked me if I had any experience with these “benign” meningiomas; I had not. So, I looked it up and found two US Federal Patents using CBD for treatment of Meningiomas.

I imagine the US Government felt it was worth spending the money on the patent and must feel it has real value? Right? Why else patent CBD for more and more diseases?

Personally, I take this as an endorsement of the work we are doing. 

References:

http://www.google.com/patents/US8632825

https://www.google.com/search?tbm=pts&hl=en&q=us+patent+20080262099&gws_rd=ssl

Author
Allan Frankel, MD

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