Well of course they are being pedantic, start introducing daring ideas like this and they’ll all be out of a job at the INCB..

Hemp Industry Daily reports….

The World Health Organization’s proposal to exempt plant-derived CBD extracts and tinctures with less than 0.2% THC from international control under a United Nations narcotics convention could be difficult to enforce, a U.N. monitoring body has said.

The International Narcotics Control Board said authorities in some countries may lack the lab technology or manpower to evaluate the cannabinoid profile of CBD preparations – something that would be necessary to ensure compliance with the exemption.

The World Health Organization made several recommendations early last year for changing how cannabis is scheduled in the Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs (1961) and the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971.

With the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs planning to move forward with a vote on the recommendations this December, the Vienna-based INCB conducted an analysis of how the six recommendations could affect U.N. member countries.

The INCB is the independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body for implementing the U.N. narcotics conventions. Its analysis was provided to member states earlier this month before the first in a series of pre-vote UN meetings. 

UN body sees challenges for adding CBD footnote to international narcotics treaty