UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs Votes to Remove Cannabis from List of Schedule IV Narcotics

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Author: 
Miranda Bannister
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
1
Abstract: 

On December 2, 2020, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted with 27 States in favor, 25 against, and one abstaining, to remove cannabis from its list of Schedule IV narcotic drugs.  Cannabis has been listed as a Schedule IV drug for sixty years under the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961.