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Cannabis could be downgraded by the World Health Organization to make it more available in medicines

  • WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has proposed to relist substance
  • May also strike non-THC products, such as cannabis oil, from all drug controls 
  • UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs will vote on recommendation next month

Peter Lloyd for MailOnline

Cannabis regulations could be relaxed around the world as evidence builds of its medicinal benefits.  

The World Health Organization is proposing downgrading its controlled status after reviewing evidence of potential health-giving uses.

The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has proposed to re-list the substance as a schedule I drug, rather than schedule IV, which is the same classification as heroin. 

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