Legalisation of marijuana has been gaining ground across the world in the last few years. In fact, in the US alone it is legal to an extent in some 30 states, albeit for predominantly for medical purposes.
After months of deliberation, however, The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that the relaxant medical properties of marijuana should not be used as a scheduled drug.
Which means that WHO claims the drug does not have a high potential for abuse and neither should be illegal to manufacture or distribute!
WHO’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence announced: “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions.”
“Current evidence also shows that cannabidiol is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids (such as Tetra Hydro Cannabinol (THC), for instance).”
WHO has in recent years gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components.
They intend to conduct a fuller review of cannabis next year, after assessing all the substances prevalent in cannabis, the physicians involved and the industry at large.