cannabis

UN commission reclassifies cannabis, yet still considered harmful

In reviewing a series of World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on cannabis and its derivatives, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) zeroed-in on the decision to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs — where it was listed alongside specific deadly, addictive opioids, including heroin, recognized as having little to no therapeutic purposes.

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

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 independent, UN-backed International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), in an interview with UN News. Mr. Sumyai, spoke to Paulina Greer, ahead of the law change in Canada.

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Cannabis use on the rise worldwide

Cannabis use is increasing worldwide and evidence shows that what’s available on the market is now more potent than ever before.

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