Cannabis has been now officially removed from the category of world’s most dangerous drugs

The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to officially delete cannabis and cannabis resin from the listing of the world’s most dangerous drugs.This removal is expected to highly impact the global medical marijuana industry.

The Vienna-based U.N. agency asserted that it had voted 27-25, with one abstention, to follow the World Health Organization’s recommendation to officially unrecognise and remove cannabis and cannabis resin from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention on Narcotic Drugs, where it was listed along with heroin and several other opioids.

It is pertinent to note that Canada and Uruguay have legalized the sale and use of cannabis for recreational purposes, but many countries around the world have decriminalized marijuana possession.

Many experts believe that taking cannabis off the strictest schedule could lead, however, to the loosening of international controls on medical marijuana.

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