Russia cites UN body to blast Canada’s cannabis legalization

Ulyanov said Canada’s action will not go unnoticed by the international community and pointed to reaction by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)
Radio Canada International (Canada)
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mikhail UlyanovOpponents of the Trudeau government’s plan to legalize marijuana in Canada are getting some unexpected if, perhaps, unwelcome support from the Russian government. In an official statement by the Russian ministry of foreign affairs, a senior Russian diplomat argued the Liberal government’s Cannabis Act contravenes Canada’s international treaty obligations. “When implemented this undertaking will tangibly breach the UN drug control conventions, which as we all know limit the production and use of drugs exclusively to medical and scientific purposes,” said in a statement Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna. (See also: The US stopped other countries from legalizing weed for generations)