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European Parliament joins WHO in supporting medical cannabis after resolution passes

European Parliament joins WHO in supporting medical cannabis after resolution passes

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 15, 2019


Filed under Global

The European Parliament has voted on a resolution to support medical cannabis in countries that make up the European Union. This news comes following reports concerning the World Health Organization's (WHO) decision to reschedule cannabis and various of its key components under international drug treaties. A show of hands marked the passing of the non-binding resolution, which ...

World Health Organizations suggests reclassification of cannabis under international treaties

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 6, 2019


Filed under News

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to remove whole-plant cannabis and its key derivatives such as cannabis resin from Schedule IV of a 1961 drug convention signed by many countries from all across the globe. This drug category is the harshest placement for such a medicinal plant. Global healt...

United Nations Drug Committee says cannabis is a “relatively safe drug”

United Nations Drug Committee says cannabis is a “relatively safe drug”

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 23, 2018


Filed under Global, News

Cannabis has been described as a “relatively safe drug” by the World Health Organization in the first-ever meeting to review the drug’s safety. Members of the United Nations Drug Committee noted how millions of people around the world are currently consuming cannabis to treat widespread medical conditions. ...

WHO declares CBD as safe for human consumption

WHO declares CBD as safe for human consumption

February 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report stating CBD oil is a safe and effective medicine. The report affirms the medicine's effectiveness while adding there are no known side effects or potential for abuse. “To date, there is no evidence of the recreational use of CBD or any public health-rela...

WHO committee to examine CBD on international level

WHO committee to examine CBD on international level

Sara Tiradossi

September 22, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been collecting public input on CBD (cannabidiol) to find out how cannabis and its compound are regulated, as the World Health Organization is working to examine international regulations of the compound. To discuss the properties of CBD on a closer level,...

FDA acknowledges CBD’s positive health effects, calls for feedback

FDA acknowledges CBD’s positive health effects, calls for feedback

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 15, 2017


Filed under Global, Medical cannabis, Politics

FDA officials put out a call for comments in Monday’s Federal Register, seeking information about cannabidiol (CBD) and how the United Nation’s World Health Organization should designate it as a substance. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive element in the cannabis plant, known for its ...

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