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Trump Administration Wants More Input On Cannabis Rescheduling

The vote could take place as soon as this month

The Trump administration is asking the public to submit comments to help inform the U.S.’s position on the potential global reclassification of marijuana.

Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) formally recommended that cannabis and its derivatives be rescheduled under international drug treaties.

Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants “interested persons to submit comments on the notifications from the United Nations concerning these drug substances,” Lowell J. Schiller, FDA’s acting associate commissioner for policy, wrote in a notice published in the Federal Register on Friday.

“The comments received in response to this notice will be considered in preparing the United States’ position on these proposals for a meeting of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Austria,” the filing says.

That means people who submit input could play a role in shaping how the U.S.’s United Nations representative votes when the decision comes up in the key international narcotics body.


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