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329 Groups Call on UN to Adopt Harm-Reduction Drug Policy

In an open letter ahead of an international policy summit, the 329 organizations also question the UN drug office’s ability to change its own outdated perspective.

Tell the US to Support Global Cannabis Rescheduling

Your comments could help put an end to the international drug war.

World Health Organization Calls for Cannabis Rescheduling

It’s the latest sign that the world is warming to the health benefits of a plant that for decades has been dismissed as a dangerous drug.

UN Drug Committee Finds Cannabis an Effective, ‘Relatively Safe Drug’

As the UN prepares to reconsider its cannabis controls, a World Health Organization study group lays down the facts.

Cannabis Scheduling: The FDA Wants to Hear From You

Through April 23, the US Food and Drug Administration is asking for public comment on the classification of cannabis.

United Nations Report Scolds Countries for Cannabis Legalization

The board that monitors the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs doesn't like it when nations ignore the treaty.

Should CBD Be Legal? The United Nations Wants Your Input

The UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs is reconsidering the classification of cannabidiol. And it wants to hear from the public.

FDA Declares CBD ‘Beneficial,’ Wants Your Input ASAP

The FDA just declared that 'CBD has been shown to be beneficial' in experimental use. Now the agency wants input about how the United Nations should schedule it.

What Does Australia’s Medical Cannabis Legalization Actually Mean for Patients?

You might think a simple visit to your doctor would be enough to access a range of medical cannabis options. You’d be mistaken.

Can Israel Become the Next Country to Export Medical Cannabis?

In an announcement this week, Israel's health minister said the country could begin shipping exports within two years.

U.N. Report: Worldwide Cannabis Consumption, Perception on the Rise

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illegal substance across the globe, with an estimated 183 million people having used marijuana during 2014.

Cannabis Advocates in Italy Down but Not Out After Disappointing UN Summit

Italy used to be a leader in drug policy in Europe, but recent conservative governments have made those efforts more difficult.

The Shake: America’s Most Famous Dispensary Wins Fight Against Feds

Harborside scores a victory, Colorado's governor has come around on cannabis, and here's what do do if your pet accidentally eats an edible.

The Shake: Kosher Cannabis for Passover, and the Lucas Bros Do a Dowd

People are still buying Mexican brickweed, Iowa wants Minnesota's cannabis, and a U.S. Supreme Court justice takes a 4/20 nap.

U.N. Hears Major Differences on Global Approach to Drug Use

The first U.N. General Assembly special session to address global drug policy in nearly 20 years heard major differences on the approach to drug use on its second day on Wednesday.

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