What do we talk about when we talk about cannabis?

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This story first appeared in Weekend Dispensary, a weekly newsletter from The GrowthOp. Signup now to get a story delivered to your inbox every Saturday.  In December of last year, the United Nations made a historic announcement. After six decades of being grouped alongside what are considered to be the world’s most dangerous drugs, cannabis and cannabis resin were removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Cannabis resin is defined as “separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from the cannabis plant,” according to an Expert Committee on Drug Dependence document . The matter was decided in a close vote, 27-25 with one abstention, by the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Before the vote, member states reviewed a number of recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO), which had conducted research on the matter for several years. Closely following that work was Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli , an independent researcher of drug policy. “This is a huge, historic victory for us, we couldn’t hope for more,” Riboulet-Zemouli told the New York Times following the vote. In parallel with the WHO research, Riboulet-Zemouli and a team of international researchers conducted their own work, pouring over scholarly research, clinical data, and international documents concerning cannabis policy and scheduling, and more. Throughout that process, something became clear. Inconsistencies in cannabis terminology were abundant, and many widely used terms were also scientifically imprecise. This finding became the basis for Cannabis Ontologies I , a study published in the journal Drug Science, Policy and Law . “The lack of clarity is comprehensive,” the paper states, “for patients, physicians, and regulators.” LSD and the bike ride that changed the world ‘I’m a firm believer that this is the next CBD’ How this former NFL linebacker became a leading cannabis physician for athletes Speaking to The GrowthOp from…

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