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International Narcotics Control Board. (2023) Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2022. Vienna: United Nations.

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In its 2022 annual report, the International Narcotics Control Board:

  • notes that the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs classified cannabis as highly addictive and liable to abuse, and that any non-medical or non-scientific use of cannabis contravenes the Convention;
  • expresses concern that this trend among a small number of governments is leading to higher consumption, negative health effects and psychotic disorders;
  • notes with concern that the growing cannabis industry advertises products, particularly to young people, in ways that lower the perception of risk involved in using them;
  • finds the impact of legalizing cannabis on society difficult to measure because legislative models vary from country to country and data is still limited;
  • voices concern that many countries continue to have difficulties procuring enough controlled substances for medical treatment, including during emergency situations;
  • highlights that countries are confiscating a high number of non-scheduled chemicals and designer precursors used in illicit drug manufacture and is concerned about the global spread of these substances.
Item Type
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention, Policy
March 2023
160 p.
United Nations
Corporate Creators
International Narcotics Control Board
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