U.N. Commission Removes Cannabis From Its Most Strict Drug Control List

A worker picks Cannabis inside a greenhouse on Nov. 10, in Kasese, Uganda. Uganda is one of several African countries looking to produce medical cannabis for export to Europe and America. On Wednesday, the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to reclassify cannabis.

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A worker picks Cannabis inside a greenhouse on Nov. 10, in Kasese, Uganda. Uganda is one of several African countries looking to produce medical cannabis for export to Europe and America. On Wednesday, the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to reclassify cannabis.

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The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to reclassify cannabis Wednesday, taking it off the strict Schedule IV list that includes dangerous and highly addictive drugs such as heroin. The U.N. still deems cannabis a controlled substance. But the move, which the U.S. supported, could ease restrictions on research into marijuana’s therapeutic use.

The 53-member…

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