Why 2021 Could Be A Great Year For Cannabis

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There’s no masking the fact that 2020 has been a tough year for many, but amongst all the lows brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, there has been one very significant high in the form of cannabis reform. A number of states, countries and regulatory bodies have embraced both medical and recreational pot over the past 12 months, and this wave of legalisation is expected to continue next year. Here’s a look at what’s in the pipeline for cannabis in 2021. Related Post Historic Vote Sees UN Finally Recognise Medical Cannabis A New Approach To Cannabis in 2021 In December 2020, the United Nations finally recognised the medical benefits of marijuana, with member states voting to approve a recommendation by the World Health Organization to reschedule the plant. For sixty years, the UN’s official treaty on narcotic drugs has placed cannabis in a category alongside harmful substances like heroin, recommending that countries around the world apply the toughest measures to control its production, sale and use, while also advising against all medical applications. Following this historic vote, however, the UN no longer opposes the medicinal use of cannabis. While this doesn’t directly affect the legal status of cannabis around the world, it is likely to remove barriers to research into the plant’s therapeutic effects while also encouraging individual nations to revise their cannabis laws. Argentina, for example, has already legalised weed in response to the UN’s new position. Cannabis In The USA In 2021 The past 12 months have been huge for cannabis in America. Five states voted to decriminalise or legalise pot in November, meaning about a third of the population now has access to recreational cannabis, with many more living in states where medical cannabis is widely available. In addition, the House of Representatives voted in favour of…

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