UN agencies unite in recommending decriminalisation of drug possession and use

The entire United Nations (UN) family of agencies has for the first time adopted a common position on drug policy that endorses decriminalisation of possession and use. On Tuesday, the Chief Executives Board (CEB) of the UN, representing 31 UN agencies, issued a statement calling on member states to “promote alternatives to conviction and punishment […]

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WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis and descheduling pure CBD – reaction

The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) has told the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) that cannabis and cannabis resin should be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention, the category reserved for the most dangerous substances.  In 1954 the WHO started an initiative to eradicate cannabis from the […]

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