It may appear that the United Nations is finally coming around and getting hip to cannabis, but things aren’t always as they appear. The previous United Nations secretary-general was Ban Ki-moon. Under his regime any member state that considered cannabis legalization was called out being admonished for the violation a draconian decades-old International drug treaty. That has been the way of things for some time. Fortunately, just like all good things, all bad things come to an end.
New Leadership Brings New Hope
The new leadership of the United Nations Sec-Gen António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres and former Prime Minister of Portugal has shown much more support for cannabis legalization. He played a pivotal role in the move to decriminalize all drugs during his time as PM of the country. Manuels regime has pushed strongly towards adopting favorable cannabis reform laws.
Still, the World Health Organization aka WHO has what many consider an ambivalent view on cannabis. The current scheduling of cannabis places it with street drugs such as heroin, LSD, and Fentanyl. These drugs are devastating lives globally. While fentanyl, heroin, and other opiates have created an epidemic, lawmakers seemed to blindly turn their eyes and still focus on cannabis being the demon drug.
Nonsense – Just Look at the Stats
This is nonsense. In this day and age if you as an elected political official cannot read the scientific evidence, listen to the will of the people, and come up with an opinion that supports cannabis, then you have no place in office. The death rate associated with drugs such as ecstasy, heroin, and LSD are exponential. Cannabis has no recorded deaths ever in human history. Is that not evidence enough for you? The United Nations and the WHO, are playing with the lives of billions.
Since when did it become the place of a selected few to control society as a whole? The last time I checked that’s what brings down empires, nations, and kingdoms. Perhaps the World Health Organization and the United Nations may want to reconsider their stance on legal cannabis before they see a fall of their own.