The United Nations Reclassified Cannabis as a Less Dangerous Drug

On December 2020, the United Nations voted to remove marijuana for medical use from a list of the most risky narcotics, such as heroin.

Running towards reclassifying cannabis as a less dangerous plant, attention centered on a key recommendation to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs — where it was listed alongside dangerous and highly addictive opioids like heroin.