UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category

03 Décembre, 2020, 20:04 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • A factory worker processes cannabis flowers to make them ready for export on November 10 in Kasese Uganda

A United Nations commission voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis (bhang) from a category of the world's most risky substances.

The narrow 27-25 vote comes after World Health Organization launched the recommendation more than two years ago to remove the substance from its previous classification, arguing that "the inclusion of cannabis and cannabis resin in Schedule IV is not consistent with the criteria for a drug to be placed in Schedule IV".

This particular classification is a subgroup of Category I, in that a substance is considered to be "highly addictive and highly liable for abuse", but also "particularly harmful and of extremely limited medical or therapeutic value".

However, Cowen, an investment and financial services company, said the market for medical and recreational marijuana is expected to expand to more than $34 billion by 2025 in the United States after more states legalized its use in the recent election.

Cannabis was earlier in the same category as heroin, fentanyl analogues and other opioids.

Lou Holtz to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump
He would serve as an Officer in the United States Army Reserves for seven years but it was in coaching where he left his mark. He said that he didn't have a lot of energy while he was dealing with the virus.

Trump Supports McConnell's COVID-19 Relief Package: Mnuchin
Local and state governments will have to return unused relief funds if Congress does not approve an extension. His framework included $300 billion for small businesses and $31 billion for vaccine distribution.

Fils de légende de la Formule 1 a dépassé son père
Nul doute qu’elle offrira à Mika la meilleure option pour poursuivre sa carrière dans le sport automobile. Et il n'est pas Andrei Arshavin, pour répondre à la question sur les attentes facilement et naturellement.

Notably, the USA voted to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the Single Convention while retaining them in Schedule I, saying it is "consistent with the science demonstrating that while a safe and effective cannabis-derived therapeutic has been developed, cannabis itself continues to pose significant risks to public health and should continue to be controlled under the global drug control conventions".

Schedule I, the next strictest level of control, which includes cocaine, does not carry that stipulation.

The UN drug policy body voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis from the mostly tightly controlled drugs.

The WHO made its recommendation to the United Nations almost two years ago, acknowledging that cannabis can have negative effects and cause dependence but it does not carry a significant risk of death, as with other drugs on the Schedule IV list, and has been found to have a number of medical benefits.

The decision comes after a recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to reclassify marijuana.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Multiple casualties in large explosion near Bristol
Police and paramedics are at the scene. "We have attended with multiple resources alongside fire service and police personnel". The fire service said they were aware of "casualties" but could not say how many people had been injured in the incident.

Facebook Bans False COVID-19 Vaccine Claims
Chinese state-backed hackers have also targeted vaccine makers, the USA government said in announcing criminal charges in July . The hackers went through "an exceptional amount of effort", said IBM analyst Claire Zaboeva, who helped draft the report .

US House clears China delisting bill, sending it to Trump
The US government and Congress suspect that the Chinese Communist Party backs or has involvement in the firms' management. Beijing has previously accused Washington of "political persecution and racial discrimination" over visa restrictions.

Ellen Page comes out as transgender, changes name to Elliot
Respecting Page's transition now perhaps means working harder than usual to differentiate the actor from their most famous role. Taking to Instagram , Page wrote that he feels "lucky to be writing this" and "to have arrived at this place in [his] life".

France: un policier fait des doigts d'honneur, une enquête interne est ouverte
La scène, qui s'est déroulée dans une rue de Roubaix (Nord) au cours de l'été 2019, avait jusqu'ici échappé aux yeux de tous. Le service de "déontologie, discipline, applications et méthodes " de la DDSP a été saisie de cette enquête.

Jurgen Klopp explains why Caoimhin Kelleher started for Liverpool ahead of Adrian
Kelleher , 22, started for the Premier League champions after Alisson Becker pulled out of the match with a tight hamstring. I'm really happy how Caoimhín Kelleher dealt with it. "How calm he was and how good he was".

Mads Mikkelsen breaks silence on Fantastic Beasts 3 casting
Mads Mikkelsen is no stranger to playing villains, but he'll be taking on one of his most complex yet in Fantastic Beasts 3 . Mads Mikkelsen is opening up about the "shocker" moment he got the call to replace Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 3 .

Britain grants Pfizer coronavirus vaccine emergency authorization
Food and Drug Administration, which has faced increasing pressure from the Trump administration to approve Pfizer's vaccine. Mr Hunt said that a nationwide public information campaign would be launched alongside the rollout of any vaccination.

L’Algérien Nabil Bentaleb victime de racisme
Avant d'ajouter: "Ces paroles prononcées comme ça en toute impunité sur un plateau TV ne peuvent rester impunies. A travers Nabil, c'est tout notre pays qui est visé .

Pièces détachées et caractéristiques automobiles qui entrent dans l’histoire
Un son merveilleux, de magnifiques systèmes et voitures ont même fait de la place pour vos CD. Cependant, les écrans tactiles ne sont pas encore totalement fiables.