BREAKING: The United Nations decided seconds ago to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention!!! πŸŽ‰
All other five #WHO recommendations were rejected. Particularly the CBD recommendation had only 6 votes in favor (needed 27 to pass). Please don't interpret this as an anti-CBD vote. The recommendation had many issues, as explained in this and in previous articles.
The story has been updated to reflect that all the other WHO cannabis recommendations were rejected.
BTW the most surprising vote was #Peru against Recommendation 5.1.


Peru has one of the best medical cannabis frameworks in Latin America yet it votes to keep cannabis in Schedule IV of the 1961 treaty next to carfentanil.

@presidenciaperu @peru @Minsa_Peru
Just found a pic from my first #CND in Vienna exactly two years ago. That was before the @WHO #cannabis recommendations were even known. And where I met advocates like @Michael_Krawitz who told me this was a topic worth my attention and possible. I first thought they were crazy.
But I gave it a try, so I wrote my first story about this on Dec. 6, 2018, hinting the "international rescheduling of cannabis" was possible. Here's that old article! Shortly after the WHO proposals were first known. Then I enjoyed a 2-year roller coaster.…
And here's a pic of my last in-person #CND, which was in March 2020. With @alopezve, someone who without ever asking anything in return has taught me so much about international drug policy these past years. I wish we could've celebrated in a Vienna Christkindlmarkt today!
And @MartinJelsmaTNI, @teluobir, @ICCI_science and others who have no Twitter or I know would rather not be named. I'm so lucky to have met you in Vienna, thanks for helping me these past two years understand how the #CND works and be able to explain it in my articles!

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