WHO's recommendations on cannabis and cannabis-related substances

The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) recommended, following its 41st meeting in 2018, the rescheduling of cannabis and several cannabis-related substances. The Commission on Narcotic Drugs decided during its 62nd session in March 2019 to postpone the voting on the recommendations to provide Member States with more time.

During the 4th and 5th Intersessional Meeting of the Commission on 24 June 2019 and 23 September, Member States were given the opportunity to address questions to WHO. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and UNODC were also present to provide answers within their respective mandate.

Overview

Compilation of all questions and answers (status 26 November 2019 )

Overview of recommendations

Decision tree depicting conditionalities

62nd session WHO's recommendations on cannabis and cannabis-related substances - Decision 62/14 to postpone the voting
4th Intersessional Meeting

Questions submitted in advance, structured by recommendation

Questions asked during the meeting and submitted in writing by 27 June 2019, structured by recommendation

WHO's answers to questions submitted in advance, circulated on 2 July 2019

INCB's answers to questions submitted in advance, circulated on 2 July 2019

WHO's answers to questions asked during the meeting and submitted in writing by 27 June 2019, circulated on 30 July 2019

UNODC's answers to the questions asked during the meeting and submitted in writing by 27 June 2019, circulated on 30 July 2019

5th Intersessional Meeting

Questions submitted in advance before 19 August, structured by recommendation

WHO's answers to questions submitted in advance

INCB's answers to questions submitted in advance

UNODC's answers to questions submitted in advance

Questions asked before or during the meeting submitted after 19 August, structured by recommendation

WHO's answers to follow-up questions

INCB's answers to follow-up questions

UNODC's answers to follow-up questions