This summer, the WHO released the preliminary outcome of its reviews (4oth ECDD), recommending to withdraw Cannabis plant from the “international prohibition schedule”, (Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention). Also, CBD has been recommended for non-inclusion in the Treaties’s schedules, even though the journey is not over.
A big part of our remarks (delivered in our Joint Statement to the Experts, see more on faaat.net/cannabis) was acknowledged by the WHO, and most of the weaknesses and bias in the preparation process seem to have been overcome… To be confirmed at the 41st ECDD (12-16 November 2018) where the final part of this assessment will be done. Final step will be in March 2019, when the UN will vote on the WHO recommendations.
FAAAT has been created around the very project of impulsing this change of scheduling at the international level. We have been committing the WHO to its obligations, denouncing biased “experts” such as Dr Madras and promoting the highest level of objectivity and independence in the assessment process.
Although the work is not over, the most important has been done, and our team is now focused on fostering what has to be the way we will consider Cannabis policies in the future: Sustainable development.
This is why we invite you to the International Cannabis Policy Conference in Vienna, Austria, on December 7th, 8th and 9th.
Besides scheduling controls, this event will present the contribution of cannabis & industrial hemp markets and products innovations to the achievements of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a global framework for future societies in harmony with humankind and the planet.
The International Cannabis Policy Conference includes sessions with top research, industry and policy leaders and an exposition hall showcasing hemp food, products and services.
This CND gathering will be the final global meeting before the High-Level UN Session on drug policy (March 2019) where new Cannabis Treaty scheduling and the 2019-2029 plan of action will be voted by the Countries. These decisions will offer opportunities for countries to develop innovative policies and new market perspectives.December 5-6-7th 2018, the UN Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND), the only United Nations body dealing with Cannabis policy, will receive the final scheduling recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on cannabidiol (40th ECDD) and cannabis in all forms (41st ECDD). These recommendations will be presented to the 187 Member States at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
The International Cannabis Policy Conference, December 7-9th 2018 is the last opportunity for external inputs from key stakeholders: researchers, NGOs, students, public officials, policymakers, private sector businesses, investors, and all other interested parties – on this very crucial issue.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the future of international Cannabis policy, right where changes happen.