Cannabis removed from UN list of the most dangerous drugs

Cannabis is no longer on the UN’s list of the most dangerous drugs. Hash and weed have been on there since 1961, along with heroin, for example.

From Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) of the United Nations, which evaluates global drug policy, made the decision based on a recommendation from the World Health Organization. Last year, he argued for making research into the medical use of cannabis easier.

The vote was close: 27 countries voted for and 25 against, with one abstention. It is not known which countries voted for or against.

The vote does not mean that cannabis is now legal. Hashish and weed are still on a list of drugs that are “highly addictive and susceptible to abuse.” This means that the production and trade of cannabis can be permitted under international law for medical use and for scientific purposes.


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