UN: cannabis law changes pose 'very grave danger to public health'

International Narcotics Control Board calls US and Uruguay moves on cannabis 'misguided initiatives'
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has launched a counter-offensive against moves to liberalise drug laws around the world, warning that cannabis legalisation poses a grave danger to public health. At the launch of the INCB's 2013 Annual Report, its president, Raymond Yans, voiced concern over "misguided initiatives" on cannabis legalisation in Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington that fail to comply with international drug conventions. (See also: Time for UN to open up dialogue on drug policy reform and end counter-productive blame-game)