Gov. Rick Scott recently signed a bill approving a strain of marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web. The new law allows children suffering epilepsy and various forms of cancer to use a form of marijuana that is low in euphorics and high in cannabis. It has been proven to decrease symptoms in children.
The patent, called “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants,” was quietly filed in 2005 when scientists from the NIH found certain cannabis compounds had neuroprotectant properties, “for example, in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke or trauma, or the treatment of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”