Bipartisan Congressional lawmakers want Biden to push UN to end international marijuana ban

The measure also calls on U.S. officials to press the UN to “expunge and forgive penalties relating to cannabis for prior offenders"
Marijuana Moment (US)
Friday, March 18, 2022

biden cannabisA bipartisan duo of congressional lawmakers filed a resolution on Friday imploring President Joe Biden to wield his influence to get the United Nations (UN) to end the international ban on marijuana by removing the plant from the list of controlled substances in a global drug treaty. Reps. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the measure as UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) wrapped up meetings for its 65th session this week in Vienna. CND in 2020 adopted a proposal to delete cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention, but it currently remains in Schedule I, precluding member nations from legalizing the plant.