New ‘Cannabis Initiative’ from UN body may cause serious harm to global industry

A secretive United Nations body is in the process of drawing up its first ‘ill-informed’ Cannabis Initiative which may deliver a serious blow to the booming global industry.

The move by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) is being viewed by some as ‘survival measure’ by a body dubbed a ‘relic from the past’. The INCB is less transparent than the Security Council of the United Nations, with no access to their discussions and no minutes of their meetings.

However, leaked drafts of its Cannabis Initiative have signalled its intent to press ahead with recommendations which pose a serious threat to the industry – and many view as outwith its remit.

The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has had access to these drafts and highlights a number of significant flaws, whilst expressing  its ‘deep concerns’ over the proposals. Its Managing Director Lorenza Romanese told BusinessCann: “The proposals refer to CBD as still being ‘under control’, but completely ignore the ruling by the European Court of Justice last year in the KanaVape case.


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