The UN officially recognizes the medical usefulness of cannabis

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The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the body that decides which substances are

considered as drugs approved, Wednesday 2 December 2020, the "reclassification" of

cannabis and its resin in international conventions. The plant is now recognized

for its medical utility.

Until now, cannabis and its resin were considered according to their classification in

Annex IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in Category 1

more restrictive. The one where are listed the substances that strongly promote abuse and

have very little medical benefit. This is no longer the case after the very close vote (27 for, 25

against, 1 abstention) during the 63rd session of the CND. You should know that the organization followed the

recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) because the latter had already requested

in 2019, supported by scientific studies, to remove these substances from Schedule IV, as they

present “therapeutic potential”. Cannabis can now be used in the

manufacture of drugs, like opium or morphine, without its use being

discouraged by the UN, as it was until then.

Source: LE MONDE published on 12/04/2020

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Ouide - 2021-04-07 00:18:09


Bon plus que 20ans de retard on peut espererer la legalitation en 2134