We’ll follow up with more reports as they come in.

 

Ganjapreneur is as good as anywhere to start

https://www.ganjapreneur.com/un-to-review-cannabis-status-under-international-law/

 

In November, the United Nations will perform a deep review of cannabis’ scheduling status under the 1962 Single Convention treaty, which coordinates international drug laws, reports Marijuana Moment‘s Tom Angell.

The UN World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence found in a pre-review in June that there was sufficient scientific evidence to support a full critical review of cannabis’ status, the first part of a multi-step review process. The review will consider cannabis from multiple scientific viewpoints with epidemiological and pharmacological analyses.

“Thankfully the World Health Organization has accepted the challenge of evaluating the placement of cannabis in the 1962 Single Convention treaty. Cannabis placement in the treaty was done in the absence of scientific evaluation and has provided the basis for a moral campaign against drugs by the USA for many decades. Since our work on medical access to cannabis has been based upon scientific inquiry we know that any rational assessment of the evidence leads the observer to understand cannabis indeed has proven medicinal value and, compared to other medicines, has profoundly fewer negative side effects.” — Michael Krawitz of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access, via Marijuana Moment