United Nations UNhappy About US Cannabis Referanda, Detrimental to Global Governance
The United Nations “has voiced grave concern about the outcome of recent referenda in the United States of America that would allow the non-medical use of cannabis by adults in the states of Colorado and Washington, and in some cities in the states of Michigan and Vermont. In a press release, the UN stated that “these developments are in violation of the international drug control treaties, and pose a great threat to public health and the well-being of society far beyond those states”. The International Narcotics Control Board has urged the US government to “take the necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties within the entire territory of the United States, in order to protect the health and well-being of its citizens.”
The UN cites studies that show cannabis can cause cognitive problems as well as foment contribute to mental disorders. The INCB president said: “Legalization of cannabis within these states would send wrong and confusing signals to youth and society in general, giving the false impression that drug abuse might be considered normal and even, most disturbingly, safe. Such a development could result in the expansion of drug abuse, especially among young people, and we must remember that all young people have a right to be protected from drug abuse and drug dependency.”
185 states agreed to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs in 1961, which placed cannabis under control and limit its medical purposes. “Since the adoption of this Convention, very potent new forms of cannabis have appeared on the illicit market, and technological advances have been used to increase the content of the most ‘active ingredient’, so to speak, in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The cannabis on the illicit market today is much more dangerous than that seen in the 60s and 70s,” stressed the President of INCB, which is the quasijudicial body charged with monitoring the implementation of the international drug control conventions by Governments.
The quasijudicial body further laid out that for the international drug control system to function properly, the conventions must be universally adhered to and implemented by all States. All national laws, policies and practices in drug abuse prevention and control must adhere to conventions.
The President understand the United States government shares the feelings of the international community in regards to cannabis law. The UN assumes that, on such issues touched upon by its conventions, it’s authority overrides that of any nation-state. We are seeing that play-out painfully clearly in regards to cannabis law. The smallest states are being eaten, their desire being squashed. Both the US government and the UN are in opposition of cannabis legalization.
That the UN is so opposed to such US laws goes to show that something makes marijuana different than alcohol and pills. It is not history, because marijuana has been around as much as alcohol throughout human history – if not for longer – while pills have barely even been around. Perhaps modes of indoctrination can be canceled out by entering into various states of mind outside those in which one was indoctrinated in school.
Here is a recent example of drugs being spoken about candidly on US mainstream media: