United States Patent US6113940:
Cannabinoid patch and method for hemp transdermal delivery.
We found this patent application in the U.S for a hemp patch similar to the nicotine patch which has been commercially available for years. Several companies (and even the U.S government – see our previous article “U.S Government Patents Cannabis“) have recently started to take notice of the medicinal properties of hemp and have started a rush to patent any possible application of this wonderful natural herb. Part of this trend could be linked to the legalization movement which has successfully highlighted several medical advantages to hemp over traditional pharmaceuticals, particularly the lack of significant negative side-effects when treating serious illness.