A document prepared for the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Thirty-eight Meeting Geneva, 14 – 18 November 2016
by H. Valerie Curran, Philip Wiffen, David J. Nutt et al.
DrugScience, (formerly The Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs – ISCD), 2016
This scientific report will enable the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) to conduct their first-ever review of the drug. This will rectify the fact that a scientific review of the status of cannabis in the international drug treaties has not been conducted since 1935. If the ECDD conducts a review in its November 2016 meeting, the world-wide prohibition of cannabis can be discussed in the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs in March 2018.