Jeff Sessions is really going to hate the World Health Organization’s first-ever marijuana review

The WHO will likely do at least one more review before making a final recommendation on cannabis’s status
Mother Jones (US)
Friday, June 8, 2018

The World Health Organization met in Geneva, Switzerland, to review a first-of-its-kind report on the health and safety of cannabis, and President Donald Trump’s Justice Department will almost certainly not be thrilled with the report’s finding that marijuana is a “relatively safe drug.” The report, compiled by a team of international cannabis experts and presented to the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, is the first of many steps by the WHO to ultimately deliver a recommendation to the UN secretary-general on the “need for and level of international control” of cannabis, which could have a major impact on marijuana legislation internationally. Cannabis is currently classified under the same category as heroin and cocaine.