UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health'


The UN has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning that cannabis legalisation poses a grave danger to public health.

The UN body for enforcing international drug treaties, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), voiced concern over "misguided initiatives" on cannabis legalisation in Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that fail to comply with international drug conventions.

The INCB annual report published on Tuesday claims that the introduction of a widely commercialised "medical" cannabis programme in Colorado has led to increases in car accidents involving "drug drivers", cannabis-related treatment admissions, and positive drug tests for cannabis.

"Drug-traffickers will choose the path of least resistance, so it is essential that global efforts to tackle the drug problem are unified," said Raymond Yans, INCB president.

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andyman011 site profile image  

3/9/14 3:39 PM by andyman011

I think he was saying you're at the apex of stupidity

Chest Rockwell site profile image  

3/9/14 3:36 PM by Chest Rockwell

Fuck the UN.

Mihow site profile image  

3/9/14 3:23 PM by Mihow

You're disappointing

Meohfumado site profile image  

3/9/14 3:22 PM by Meohfumado

A very grave danger to the INCB's power, funding and political backers they mean.

ksacs revenge site profile image  

3/9/14 3:16 PM by ksacs revenge

Completely impossible.

Kerouac site profile image  

3/9/14 3:08 PM by Kerouac

One day the UN will embrace it and all member states will gladly pay for global distribution centers. When that day comes, and everyone is yelling yays and hurrahs, expect 80-100 bucks a gram...and death/prison for the guerillas.

MisterFixit site profile image  

3/9/14 2:51 PM by MisterFixit

Just when you thought the UN couldn't have less credibility they don't disappoint.

andyman011 site profile image  

3/9/14 2:35 PM by andyman011

They own their own land and grow their own tax free tobacco

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3/9/14 2:25 PM by Rhymenoceros


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3/9/14 2:22 PM by Ridgeback

I'd be okay if we took the money we spend on the UN and used it to buy the world's largest beanie baby collection.