Did you know that weed was classified as a dangerous drug, along with narcotics, by the United Nations? Well, that all changed yesterday (Dec. 2) when the UN's Commission for Narcotic Drugs made the decision to remove marijuana from the Schedule IV classification of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
The suggestion to remove marijuana from the Schedule IV group came from the World Health Organization. The motion passed with a vote of 27 to 25. The United States was among the countries to vote in favor of the removal, while countries like China, Russia, Egypt and Pakistan voted against it. Ukraine abstained.