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Patents on pot? U.S. lawsuit puts cannabis claims to the test

(Reuters) – In October, the U.S. government issued Axim Biotechnologies Inc a patent for a cannabis-based suppository to treat irritable bowel syndrome. REUTERS/Blair Gable Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals Plc, which recently brought to market a drug derived from marijuana for epilepsy, is now seeking patent protection for another one to treat eczema. With marijuana now fully …

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