Stella Dimoko UN Removes Cannabis From List Of World's Most Dangerous Drug..


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Friday, December 04, 2020

UN Removes Cannabis From List Of World's Most Dangerous Drug..

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on Wednesday voted to remove cannabis from the most tightly regulated category of drugs, where it had been listed alongside deadly addictive opioids such as heroin.

Out of the 53 member states, 27 voted in support and 25 against the reclassification of the drug, with one abstention from Ukraine. The US and European nations were among those who voted in favour, while China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan and Russia were amongst the countries which opposed. 

The historic move is expected to open doors to recognise the medicinal and therapeutic potential of the drug, and make it easier for countries to conduct new research. 

Cannabis had been placed in the strictest control schedules for the past 59 years, discouraging all uses including for medicinal purposes.

The development comes after the World Health Organisation (WHO) in January 2019 had recommended the deletion of “cannabis and cannabis resin” from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention on Narcotic Drugs. 

The WHO committee, in its recommendation to CND, had noted that cannabis can have adverse effects and cause dependence. But it also said that the drug helps in reducing pain and nausea, as well as easing symptoms of medical conditions such as anorexia, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Cannabis, unlike other drugs such as fentanyl, heroin and morphine, does not carry a significant risk of death, the WHO said.



  1. Lolzzz Stella why is ''fifikpo'' great news..You funny die

  2. Replies
    1. We are happy sir, if everyone was on 1 the world will be a chill place 😂🤣

  3. Yes cannabis is very healthy!!! I’d rather they legalise it and throw tobacco away

  4. Medicinal marijuana is actually useful to relieve the pain of cancer patients

  5. Nice move..i wish dump country like Nigeria will legalize it like other develop counties and make good money from it..

  6. Nigeria is still criminalizing the planting and sale of Igbo. There is money to be made here but my country say no.


  7. UN na anywhere belle face na him be front. They have realised how cannabis will make billions for them at the expense of people, all of a sudden it is now been painted as the next best thing after fried rice.

  8. NDLEA and Naija police left the chat about time sha we tapped its potentials. we dont have to vilify everything while the rest of the world are doing some good with cannabis...if you miss use it sha na you sabi.

  9. That doesn't make it less dangerous, anyways.

    E dey knock brain, e dey make them smokers misbehave after smoking it.

    Or.. is it the wisdom wine we want to talk about or the cook and chop type that makes some people cry/laugh/run non-stop?

    Maybe, it's about time I invest in it's farming 🤔

  10. Time is coming when charlie would be legalized too bcos it's a money avenue 🚶

  11. I fear for the future of the upcoming children if it's finally legalized in Naija.

    Even now that boys and girls of age 14 are already taking it like it's nothing.

  12. It negatively impacts the development of the brain, just so you know.

  13. It negatively impacts the development of the brain, just so you know. Research was carried out on the brains of young people who used weed and those who didn't over the course of some years, turns out weed significantly impedes the development of brain cells hence significantly lower intelligence in users. Please Google this.

    1. Really, but I have 3 degrees so what does that mean then?

  14. Cannabis is okay but hydroquinone isn't??? They're yet to get serious!


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