At the U.S.’s insistence, cannabis was placed under the …

At the U.S.’s insistence, cannabis was placed under the heaviest control regime in the Convention, Schedule IV. The argument for placing cannabis in this category was that it was widely abused. The WHO later found that cannabis could have medical applications after all, but the structure was already in place and no international action has since been taken to correct this anomaly.

Canada Senate Special Committee on Illegal Drugs: Canabis (September 2002)

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