United Nations Votes Yes for Marijuana
Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Following a recommendation from the World Health Organization, the United Nations’ Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, a decision that is expected to eventually have a far-reaching impact on marijuana research and medical use throughout the world.
Prior to Wednesday’s vote, cannabis and cannabis resin had been listed alongside drugs such as heroin, methadone, morphine, opium and cocaine. The United States and the vast majority of European nations voted in favor.