As Nigeria opposes the move, a United Nations commission has voted to remove marijuana for medicinal purposes from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs.
Experts say that the vote will have no immediate impact on loosening international controls because governments will still have jurisdiction over how to classify cannabis. But many countries look to global conventions for guidance, and United Nations recognition is a symbolic win for advocates of drug policy change who say that international law is out of date.
The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) yesterday voted to remove cannabis from the list of the world’s most dangerous drugs.
The Vienna-based UN agency said in a statement that out of its 53 member states, 27 voted in support and 25 against the reclassification of the drug, with one abstention from Ukraine.
The US and European nations were among those who voted in favour, while China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Russia were amongst the countries that opposed.
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