WHO Takes First Steps To Reclassify Medical Cannabis Under International Law

Posted: March 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

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It could still be a long wait, but patients in the United States may not be dependent on the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) recently met and initiated the first steps in a long process that could lead to the rescheduling of medical marijuana under international law, and has committed to hold a special session to discuss medical marijuana in the next eighteen months.

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by Scott Gacek on January 01, 2017

It could still be a long wait, but patients in the United States may not be dependent on the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) recently met and initiated the first steps in a long process that could lead to the rescheduling of medical marijuana under international law, and has committed to hold a special session to discuss medical marijuana in the next eighteen months.

“In order for cannabis to be rescheduled, the United Nations General Assembly would vote on a recommendation made by the CND.”

Eighteen months may seem like a long time, but discussions regarding the potential rescheduling of cannabis have been stalled for years, and the process could result in fundamental changes in the way medical marijuana research and regulations are handled in the United States and around the…

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Comments
  1. It’s a good way forward

  2. I agree, Rebecca. I am also really encouraged by a UN General Assembly initiative to ban nuclear weapons: http://www.icanw.org/campaign-news/un-votes-to-outlaw-nuclear-weapons-in-2017/

    Thanks for commenting.

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