A hundred years ago, there were very few places in the world that were not kind to nature’s herb. It wasn’t until the early 1900s that places began to criminalize cannabis, a plant that had been utilized in cultures globally for a plethora of medical conditions.
For almost the past century there has been a war against cannabis. A war that has been nothing but a failure.
Today, several countries around the world have accepted and allow for cannabis to be utilized for medicine. There are also several places that have recognized the safety of this natural, recreational choice and allow for adults to utilize it under certain restrictions.
It is quickly becoming clear that cannabis is here to stay, and that full global legalization could happen in the coming years. Thanks to recent news, however, many hope that it could be much sooner rather than later.
In recent months, the UN’s World Health Organization announced that CBD has significant potential for medical purposes and does not require control under global agreements.
According to the World Health Organization's Director-General, the committee also concluded that there was enough evidence in CBD’s validity as a medical treatment to review cannabis in all its forms thoroughly, including hashish, extracts, and pure THC.
There was enough evidence in CBD’s validity as a medical treatment to review cannabis in all its forms thoroughly, including hashish, extracts, and pure THC.
— World Health Organization
This process is known as a Critical Review and is set to take place in November. The pre-review was completed in June.
The Critical Review will include analyses of various aspects. Things such as toxicology, epidemiology, chemistry, pharmacology and the validity of substances as potential medical treatments will all be thoroughly evaluated.
This could be the final push needed to finally bring cannabis back into the mainstream on a legal level.
Not just that, but it could result in millions of individuals around the globe having legal access to a safe, natural medicine, which could drastically benefit and even save the lives of thousands.Posted: Saturday, September 8th, 9:43pm 2 months ago
Ashley is a freelance cannabis writer and the co-owner of CannaLance. Her passion for sharing education and truth surrounding cannabis stems from a personal loss. Ashley has always had an elevated relationship with cannabis but it wasn't until 2015 that she turned that passion and relationship into a career as a cannabis writer.