Items tagged with cannabis and WHO

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Morocco votes ‘Yes’ in historic UN vote on cannabis [02.12.2020] The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) met to vote on several rescheduling recommendations on cannabis. Morocco provided an important “yes” vote t ...
United Nations approves WHO recommendation to reschedule cannabis in historic vote [02.12.2020] The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) accepted a World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to remove cannabis and cannabis resin ...
Upcoming UN vote may be watershed moment for global medical cannabis – if only symbolic [28.11.2020] During its reconvened 63rd session Dec. 2-4, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) could – with a simple majority vote in a virtual meeting based ...
Some WHO cannabis recommendations draw strong opposition at recent UN meeting [30.07.2020] Two of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling recommendations might face an uphill battle getting adopted later this year by the U ...
Not all WHO cannabis recommendations would loosen international control, UN drug agency says [26.06.2020] An analysis by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) concludes that most of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cannabis scheduling reco ...
Cannabis rescheduling [25.06.2020] In January 2019 the World Health Organization issued a collection of formal recommendations to reschedule cannabis and cannabis-related substances, t ...
United Nations body to meet again this month to discuss WHO cannabis recommendations [16.06.2020] According to an email the CND Secretariat sent to permanent missions in Vienna, the “first topical meeting of the intersessional considerations of th ...
UN body preparing for December vote on WHO cannabis recommendations despite coronavirus [28.05.2020] A document prepared by the chair of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has laid out a course to keep on track for December’s key v ...
Global vote on cannabis as medicine expected to be delayed again [01.03.2020] The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) was set to hold a significant vote to reclassify cannabis as a medicine, a historic change to i ...
European Commission proposes unified EU vote on WHO cannabis scheduling recommendations [15.01.2020] In advance of the March session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the European Commission has proposed that EU member nations vote in fav ...
The UN Drug Control Conventions [31.12.2019] For more than ten years, TNI’s Drugs & Democracy programme has been studying the UN drug control conventions and the institutional architecture of th ...
UN Common Position on drug policy [01.12.2019] In November 2018, the UN System CEB adopted the ‘UN system common position supporting the implementation of the international drug control policy thr ...
Regulating Drugs: Resolving Conflicts with the UN Drug Control Treaty System [29.11.2019] There are good reasons to legally regulate drugs markets, rather than persist with efforts to ban all non-medical uses of psychoactive substances. Re ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir ...
WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis in international law for first time in history [08.02.2019] The World Health Organization has suggested that cannabis should be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 UN Single Convention given the mounting evid ...
World Health Organization recommends rescheduling marijuana under international treaties [01.02.2019] Health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties ...
UN committee unexpectedly withholds marijuana scheduling recommendations [07.12.2018] The World Health Organization (WHO) was expected to make recommendations about the international legal status of marijuana, which reform advocates ho ...
Jeff Sessions is really going to hate the World Health Organization’s first-ever marijuana review [08.06.2018] The World Health Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland, to review a first-of-its-kind report on the health and safety of cannabis, and President Do ...
World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling [13.12.2017] CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review of the ca ...
IDPC contribution for the pre-review of CBD and Tramadol at the 39th WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence [01.11.2017] The Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) of the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold its 39th meeting from 6th to 10th November 2017 in Ge ...
Tufton appeals to WHO for more leadership on ganja [24.05.2017] Minister of Health, Christopher Tufton has called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to remove cannabis from its current classification as a Sche ...
Ganja lobby wrong [15.05.2017] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jamaica has indicated that it has begun taking steps to change the schedule class of marijuana to effect amendments t ...
Cannabis and Cannabis Resin [13.10.2016] The scheduling under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs assumes a scientific justification. However, cannabis and cannabis resin have never been ...
What science says about marijuana [29.07.2014] Federal scientists say that the damage caused by alcohol and tobacco is higher because they are legally available; if marijuana were legally and easi ...
Scheduling in the international drug control system [13.06.2014] While often viewed as an obscure technical issue, the problem of scheduling lies at the core of the functioning of the international drug control sys ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Statement at the 2013 Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) [15.03.2013] Ann Fordham of the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) delivered the NGO Statement to CND Plenary under Item 8: Preparations for the high-lev ...
Cannabis and the 1961 Convention [12.03.2013] Over the past years, there have been some soft and hard defections on cannabis control. It is now time to discuss alternatives that are based on fact ...
The International Narcotics Control Board [29.02.2008] This briefing paper brings together material and analysis from a number of recent reports that raise questions about the role and functioning of the ...

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