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UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs, which comes under the UN Economic and Social Council, is the apex drug policy-making body within the UN. It has vital functions in the international drug control conventions. This commission’s 53 member states have recently voted to remove cannabis from the Schedule IV and move it to Schedule I. ..

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New classification of Cannabis by UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs recently removed Cannabis from Schedule IV category of the 1961 Single convention on Narcotics (1). This was done to recognise the medicinal values of the plant. Though cannabis has been removed from Schedule IV, the non-medicinal Cannabis is still under Schedule I. About Cannabis plant Around 50 countries ..

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Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

The Supreme Court held that for determining the punishment under the NDPS Act, the quantity of the neutral substances must be included when weighing the seized narcotics. About the Act The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act passed in 1985 prohibits the production, sale, purchase, transport and consumption of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in ..

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SC on anti-narcotics law: Quantity will determine punishment not Purity

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of India pronounced that it is the quantity of the banned drug mixture that will decide the punishment of the offender and not the purity. The clarification was given by the apex court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Highlights In order to determine whether the ..

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Narcoterrorism

USA has charged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other senior Venezuelan officials with narcoterrorism, corruption, drug trafficking and money laundering. About Narcoterrorism The term narcoterrorism refers to the use of violence, intimidation and other kinds of terror attacks to influence the policies of a government with regards to drug trafficking. The term was coined in ..

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