The UN votes to lower the level of cannabis control

A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs on December 2nd, 2020.

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs decided to remove cannabis and cannabis-related substances from Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotics of 1961 with 27 votes in favor, 25 votes against, and 1 abstention on December 2. The control level of cannabis and cannabis-related substances is lowered. The controlled narcotics listed in Schedule 4 include heroin and other most dangerous addictive substances.

Analysts believe that the passage of Recommendation 5.1 still has a significant positive impact on the medical marijuana industry and will clear the way for the expansion of marijuana research and medical use. It shows that CND recognizes the medical effects of marijuana, then it is possible to promote the legalization of medical marijuana on a global scale.

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