Oakland City Attorney Marijuana Meme
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“How can the government credibly deny the benefits of medical cannabis when the government itself is funding cutting-edge research proving the medical benefits of cannabis and seeking patents based on such research?” Chao wrote.
Cedric Chao, a lawyer for the city, cited a 2003 patent application by the U.S. government that said cannabis compounds are “useful in the treatment and prophylaxis (prevention) of a wide variety of oxidation-associated diseases,” including certain types of strokes and immune-system disorders.
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