World Health Organization Needs Your Help
The World Health Organization is looking for help in reassessing the current international classification of cannabis aka marijuana. NORML is making it easy for your voice to be shared.
The United Nations World Health Organization is due to review the current international classification of marijuana, THC, cannabidiol, and other related compounds and preparations this year. In the lead up, the WHO is asking member nations submit feedback, of which no nation is more influential than the United States.
Between now and April 23rd, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment from “interested persons” (I.E. you) regarding the international Schedule 1 status of marijuana under international agreements.
“Schedule I” is the most restrictive designation that exists for controlled substances and it is generally reserved for only the most dangerous drugs, such as heroin. Maintaining cannabis in this designation is improper and is in conflict with the available science.
Cannabis clearly does not share the ‘high’ abuse potential associated with other “Schedule I” substances like heroin, or even other legal substances like alcohol, tobacco, or prescription opiates. According to a comprehensive review by the United States National Academy of Sciences, cannabis’ dependence liability is similar to that of caffeine (7 percent) or anxiolytics (9 percent), and is far lower than the dependence liability associated with other substances like alcohol (15 percent) and tobacco (32 percent).
Enter your information here to submit your own public comment to join NORML’s and thousands of others which will be delivered on April 23rd.