United Nations commission votes to remove cannabis from category of most dangerous drugs

 

On December 2, 2020, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), in an historic move for international cannabis reform, voted to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic drugs.  This move, based on recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), removed cannabis from the most dangerous category of addictive drugs and effectively changes the status of the plant and its derivatives under international law.  This vote signifies a recognition of the beneficial and therapeutic potential of cannabis, and may also pave the way for further legislative change that may drive much-needed scientific research.

To read the story in the UN news, click below:

https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1079132

Read the full UN CND official press statement with related links below:

Press_statement_CND_2_December

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