World Health Organization recommends rescheduling marijuana under international treaties

Marijuana and cannabis resin would also remain in Schedule I of the 1961 treaty
Forbes (US)
Friday, February 1, 2019

Health experts at the United Nations are recommending that marijuana and its key components be formally rescheduled under international drug treaties. The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for whole-plant marijuana, as well as cannabis resin, to be removed from Schedule IV—the most restrictive category of a 1961 drug convention signed by countries from around the world. The body also wants delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and its isomers to be completely removed from a separate 1971 drug treaty and instead added to Schedule I of the 1961 convention, according to a WHO document. (See also: Though a ‘positive step,’ WHO recommendations on cannabis fall short for some)