WHO cannabis recommendations still face uphill battle for adoption

The EU position on the recommendations remains unclear
Marijuana Business Daily (US)
Thursday, October 8, 2020

who cannabisThe World Health Organization’s cannabis scheduling recommendations appeared to have limited support at a United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) “intersessional” meeting in Vienna. That means the proposals still face an uphill battle ahead of December’s expected vote. As a result, cannabis businesses counting on the adoption of all the WHO recommendations shouldn’t get their hopes up. Many of the countries that actively participated in the meeting expressed strong opposition to changing the status quo. Most of the six cannabis scheduling recommendations would either have little impact on international drug controls or actually tighten requirements, according to an analysis by a United Nations monitoring body.