The WHO, World Health Organization, has loudly called for the reclassification of the marijuana plant and Cannabis resin down from Schedule 1V. The cannabis classification is the most restrictive category since 1961 of a Drug convention or treaty signed by countries worldwide, which is a bold move by the WHO since many countries have been lobbying for the decriminalization of the plant and its use for decades.
What is The WHO Cannabis Classification
The view of the WHO is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and its compounds should be reclassified as Schedule 1. And be removed from the classification in the drug treaty of 1971. This information was made public by Cannabis reform advocates and reported by Mr. Tom Angell.
The report further indicated that the WHO; because Schedule 1 and 1V are classifications of harmful and dangerous drugs, with no known benefit medically. Different from the Federal rankings for drugs by the US standards. The WHO explicitly wants the changes for their classifications of CBD products of 0.02% THC to reflect their wanting it to not be under “international control.”
Based on the classification
The WHO states, based on the Schedule 1 classification of Cannabis extracts and tinctures, they, be reclassified as Schedule 111. This is also true for pharmaceutical compounds containing THC.
Based on the document posted by Tom Angell, the only conclusion to make is; the World Health Organization has formally stated they were wrong about the war on Cannabis and its benefits, for this to be so loudly announced by the WHO. It comes at a time when most of the world’s countries are changing policies and legislations to decriminalize Cannabis and its products mainly for medical use. Recreational use is still on the table for lengthy discussions and lobbying, so the convention stands now!
Many influential voices have come together to advocate for the changes…
Their voices are certainly heard. One such voice is the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, which has made it known that CBD products do not fall under federal control. President Trump has said he agrees states should set their laws concerning Cannabis and its uses. Mr. William Barr, the Attorney General nominee, agrees with the President and has indicated his support by not prosecuting companies that fall under the rescinded guidelines.
As reported by Tom Angell: “The WHO’s new cannabis rescheduling recommendations come in the form of a letter, dated January 24, from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the body’s director-general, to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.” End Quote.
Many countries have spent thousands, if not millions of dollars, on Cannabis research.
To prove the need to relax the use of the drug. Although there is much more to learn about this drug, the benefits outweigh the risks.
For the WHO to be advocates of Cannabis, they are also saying; with control and proper guidance, there should be more plusses than minuses for using the drug. This is a win for many people. They have been advocating for decades for Cannabis to be decriminalized, and more research is done to understand what it has to offer.
1. This article from Marijuanamoment.net
2. This page from drugs.com