Big Pharma Company To Patent THC, CBD As Cancer Cures

GW Pharmaceuticals also announced in November that it had begun human trials of a CBD-rich cannabis drug for the treatment of pediatric epilepsy.

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Big Pharma company, GW Pharmaceuticals, has received approval on a patent giving them the exclusive rights to treat cancer patients with marijuana. 

GW Pharmaceuticals has been issued a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office for a patent applications involving the use of THC and CBD – the two main chemicals in marijuana. reports: Once a patent application is deemed a genuine invention, the Patent Office sends a Notice of Allowance that outlines the fees involved with final approval.

Specifically, the company provides this description of the patent:

“The subject patent specifically covers a method for treating glioma in a human using a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) wherein the cannabinoids are in a ratio of from 1:1 to 1:20 (THC:CBD) with the intent to reduce cell viability, inhibit cell growth or reduce tumor volume.”

Filed in 2009, GW’s patent application lists Otsuka Pharmaceutical as a collaborator and…

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8 thoughts on “Big Pharma Company To Patent THC, CBD As Cancer Cures

  1. It’s more likely that the “processing” of the thc, cbd is what is being patented, and the thc amount will most definitely be controlled, like it is with everything else.


  2. Good morning and Happy New Year dear Stuart. This is an interesting update on the major moves of Big Pharma to control the commercial development of cannabis-based medicines. The same company sponsored a study of the use of Epidiolex ( a nasal spray) in the treatment of Lenox-Gastaut syndrome, a very complicated and resilient epilepsy syndrome, and I am now precisely writing an article on the subject that will appear in May. Cheers!


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