For millennia, cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes dating all the way back as early as 2737 B.C. It wasn’t until the government decided to ban the marijuana plant in the 1930s that people have been searching for ways to make the government reschedule this miracle plant. Currently, cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug, which means that it has no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. How contradictory is that?! There are thousands of cases proving that medicinal cannabis can save people’s lives, yet the DEA has not done much of anything to reschedule the drug. In order to make a change, people have decided to take a stance and spread knowledge about medicinal cannabis. This has led to people plastering #TalkToThe6630507Hand all over the virtual world!
Thousands of people have been writing “6630507” on their hands to show that medical cannabis has saved their lives, or someone they love. This recent wave of “6630507” on the internet is educating people on the patent held by the US Government. “6630507” is the government patent that proves cannabis is medicinal and nontoxic. “The U.S. Patent Office issued US Patent No 6,630,507 to the U.S.Health and Human Services in early 2001. The patent lists the use of certain cannabinoids (cannabis compounds) within the cannabis sativa plant as medicinally useful in many neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia, as well as proving nontoxicity of the plant,” stated Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran of Massroots.
This movement reveals to the government that there is a real person with real health implications behind the hand. It is truly sad that there has been proof of medicinal cannabis benefits, yet the DEA is still not taking action to reschedule the drug.
So please, DEA… talk to the hand and realize the potential this plant can have on our people and society as a whole! Medicinal cannabis has amazing therapeutic value, and there are so many cases of healing life-threatening diseases. We must continue to spread knowledge in hopes of shining light on people who are still in the dark about medicinal cannabis benefits.
To join the #TalkToThe6630507Hand movement, simply write 6630507 on the palm of your hand and snap a picture. Post it on your social media, or wherever else you please to help spread knowledge and keep the tidal wave going!