Canada’s legalization of cannabis ‘contravenes’ international convention: UN drugs control board

15 October 2018

The legalization of cannabis in Canada for recreational-use, contravenes the key International Drug Control Convention, and is “not a healthy” lifestyle choice.

That’s according to Viroj Sumyai, head of the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), in an interview with UN News.

On Wednesday, Canada becomes only the second country in the world after Uruguay, to fully legalize recreational marijuana, allowing adults to buy the drug from federally-licensed producers.

Mr. Sumyai, spoke to Paulina Greer, ahead of the law change in Canada.

Audio Credit:
Paulina Greer, UN News
Audio Duration:
6'37"

 

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