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International Narcotics Control Board. (2019) Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2018. Vienna: United Nations.

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The INCB annual report, prepared in accordance with the international drug control treaties, examines the global drug control situation, and makes recommendations to Governments and regional and international organizations. The thematic chapter of the INCB Annual Report for 2018 focuses on the risks and benefits of medical use of cannabis and looks at legislative developments on the non-medical use of cannabis.


The Report reviews the functioning of the international drug control system, and calls for the international community to urgently provide further support to Afghanistan.

In the report the Board urges governments to address drug-related crime through formal criminal justice responses, with respect for human rights.


The Report is accompanied by a special supplement on the availability of internationally controlled medicines, as well as the 2018 Precursors report.



  1. Cannabis and cannabinoids for medical, scientific and “recreational” use: risks and benefits p.1
  2. Functioning of the international drug control system p.13
  3. Analysis of the world situation p.47
  4. Recommendations to Governments, the United Nations and other relevant international and national organizations p.109
Item Type
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Cannabis, Cocaine, Opioid
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Prevention, Harm reduction, Crime prevention
144 p.
United Nations
Corporate Creators
International Narcotics Control Board
Place of Publication

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