United Nations Warns That Marijuana Legalization Violates International Law

 by lucy

The United Nations has issued a report warning the United States that marijuana legalization violates international law.  The International Narcotics Control Board reports an “unprecedented surge” in “legal highs” in the United States and said that the US must take steps to crack down on both recreational marijuana and medicinal marijuana.

In its report, the INCB said, “In some US states, [legal marijuana programs] are being operated in a way that is completely inappropriate and outside of the treaties.  They also undermine the humanitarian aims of the drug control system and are a threat to public health and wellbeing.”

INCB President Raymond Yans has spoken out strictly against marijuana in the US, calling medical marijuana “a back-door to legalization for recreational use.”

Other members of the UN, such as the Netherlands, have decriminalized the recreational use of marijuana.  However, it seems as though different treaties are dictating that marijuana legalization is against international law for the United States.

This pressure from the UN comes at a time when the Obama Administration is preparing to announce its position on Colorado and Washington’s newly legalized marijuana systems.



35 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. 5

    dallas said on Mar 6, 2013

    Shut up UN.

  2. 2

    ErrlDabman said on Mar 6, 2013

    are they a threat to our health and well being? Ask that question UN. why doesnt someone fund the complete research of cannabis because even the study in the 1990's were fucking bias and called for further research on the matter.

  3. 5

    slowwevo said on Mar 6, 2013

    So let me get this right,when its dictators killing millions of ppl you look the other way and see nothing,when its the united states following laws put forth by our constitution you now have a problem?

  4. 2

    Dleafsmoke said on Mar 6, 2013

    I guess its time to re-write some of the UN treaties and have the UN do an unbiased study on ALL aspects of Cannabis, if they do not than they have no valid opinion in the current situation.

  5. 2

    Trichhead said on Mar 6, 2013

    Legal or illegal this cannabis community will always thrive the government can try whatever they'd like to "enforce" a constitution contradicting law and it may make it more inconvenient to have access to cannabis but we enthusiasts will persevere and we will win in the end the people shall and will overcome

  6. 1

    RedJesus said on Mar 6, 2013

    Seems like a great way for powerful members of the anti marijuana crowd to create an argument; God knows they have any form of a legitimate argument at the moment. I can hear it now, "But we can't let you legalize it because of the U.N." blah blah blah. Or maybe I'm just being paranoid…… Either way, sorry hypocrites, public opinion about marijuana has already changed (or been enlightened); have fun trying to stop the movement now.

  7. 7

    eddie273273 said on Mar 6, 2013

    Oh lets see …..FUCK THE UN !
    There that should cover it .

  8. 3

    Envious said on Mar 6, 2013

    so the UN has offered "help" around the world… including Afghanistan and Columbia…. they don't have a problem with illegal cocaine and herion trade, it funds 80% of their operations… but OMG people wanting to pay taxes and not be a dreg on society, SCARY SHIT!! send in the Blue helmet gustapos….

  9. 2

    HeadMan said on Mar 6, 2013

    what a bunch of pricks

  10. 2

    DabbinDill said on Mar 6, 2013

    This disgusts me to no avail… First off very good point envious… It's really hypocritical nd unethical to spend time/Money/resources on MJ and MMJ when there are countries in dire need of UN support… Go bust a fucking drug cartel… Or are they scared to get their hands dirty so instead the pick on good people who they know won't fight back violently… UN narco board needs to do their fucking job!

  11. 1

    DabbinDill said on Mar 6, 2013

    Lol marijuana is "a threat to public health and well being"….. What by paying millions and millions in taxes that is going straight to the Gov… Or by almost eliminating
    The U.S' need for shit cartel weed therefore hurting the cartels…. Seriously????

  12. 2

    jibbler said on Mar 6, 2013

    Guys I've been saying it for years. Prohibition is nothing more than a means to an end. The Civil War issue of slavery never ended. It didn't take them long to figure out a way to refill their plantat… I mean, Prisons. Do you really think their gonna give us control over our lives. It's never been real people. Wake up!

  13. 3

    Hxcody45 said on Mar 6, 2013

    They aren't going to go door to door and confiscate everybody's weed. Even our government has to realize the waste of time that its going to be. If they dont and they decide to follow treaties designed outside of this country with policies that affect we the people instead of the votes and voices within our own country then that just shows the level of incompetence and corruption that is going on right now and if that be the case we have an obligation to vote these fools out because it's when we dont do anything that allows for these people to get away with what they want and the agenda that they wish to push. Make your voices heard, it will be the only way to see any change. By doing nothing we make it easier for them to control the way we wish to live our lives and do half the work for them already. If we continue to act as criminals we will only be seen as criminals. And we are not criminals.

  14. 3

    Magellen said on Mar 6, 2013

    how about the un worries about the norcos instead of worrying about legal marijuana….. so many other drugs being shipped all over the world….. stupid fucks

  15. 2

    RumpWax said on Mar 6, 2013

    Alex jones called the UN a "Nazi Movement" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDqRNLHSAMQ

  16. 2

    eternal.luv said on Mar 6, 2013

    If you are not too old you will witness one of two realities in your life:

    1. People committing suicide to escape what we have done to our environment.


    2. The complete liberation of hemp & herb bringing the planet back to the dance she was in before we left our hearts.

    Thanks for being here at this time folks. Fighting for your birthright to use herb & hemp is a heart throb of noble cause.

  17. 2

    sharkie650 said on Mar 6, 2013

    i heard the UN is the new world order.no surprise

  18. 3

    doee said on Mar 6, 2013

    who can smell big ol steaming pile of corruption mixed with bull shit

  19. 1

    CosmicEnd said on Mar 6, 2013

    Damn UN is a buzzkill

  20. 2

    gotdabs said on Mar 6, 2013


  21. 1

    reactor420 said on Mar 7, 2013

    What a bunch of assholes!

  22. 1

    cannabag said on Mar 7, 2013

    They need to go to Jerusalem and see what they are doing with CBD over there.. I think they have actually just woken up like "Where have we been? MJ is legal over there?… How long has this been?"

    Ass Holes!


  23. 1

    cannabag said on Mar 7, 2013

    Who Knows maybe these Assholes could be a Silver Lining in a new order in full world Legalization once they understand whats up. I know we have at least few ex Pot heads part of the UN. LOL.

    Overall they suck though,


  24. 3

    smokenthingz said on Mar 7, 2013

    maybe the fight should be for our HUMAN RIGHTS, not just legal weed. if we as humans have the right to chose, then weed would be free…its a natural god given plant… the U.S.A. is not really what it seems to be, if we allow the U.N. to tell US what to do, how is this a FREE country??? wake up AMERICANS, look further than what is right in front of you, for what is in front of you is all lies. I have faith that the American people will stand up and take this country back from the DEVIL.

  25. 1

    Elvers said on Mar 7, 2013

    I hope somebody in the U.N. reads this, you guy's got your ass kicked out of Nam before we did you got your ass's kicked out of Africa, Jerusalem, and you know they had poppy, hashish, and of course marijuana. so what gives you the right to put this crap on us when we the people voted it in., and your office is here in our territory what gives you the right in our country to tell us what we can and can't have.if you don't like there's the door and don't let it hit you in the ass as you leave. this is our place get the fuck out and mind your own business. unless you have Dr.'s there that can tell you that pot can kill us or you leave us alone.

  26. 1

    OG_Corp said on Mar 7, 2013

    It's real assuring to see that the people who are in charge of the well being of this planet are this ignorant about something like this. It really is no secret by now that marijuana has absolutely no negative effects to your health. It sickens me that people are still living in the dark about what should by now be a resolved issue. It makes plenty of sense that something like tobacco which kills MILLIONS of people per year is legal while marijuana, which has never killed anyone, is not.

    • 1

      K-Budzz said on Mar 8, 2013

      there are some negative affects of cannabis, memory loss, smoke exposure to the lungs (if thats how you ingest it), and some other things. but id rather take the side effects of cannabis then the liver damaging, stomach turning, dangerous pharm pills.

  27. 2

    IJ1337 said on Mar 7, 2013

    So in Amsterdam you can use marijuana in coffee shops but using it in the US all of the sudden makes it an issue?! Hypocritical if you ask me…

  28. 1

    204wilderman said on Mar 7, 2013

    The USA doesn't really care about what the UN has to say most of the time. but im sure they will hype this up as another excuse to shut Washington and Colorado down

  29. 1

    spkavyo said on Mar 8, 2013

    The U.S. created that treaty, and it can sure as hell uncreate it! Tell the U.N. to piss off.

  30. 1

    budster7 said on Mar 10, 2013

    Keep America alive VOTE FOR FREEDOM:nothing less will do!

  31. 1

    Nastyness said on Mar 18, 2013

    Talk about dystopian police state, where does the U.N (essentially a paramilitary organization at this point) get off persecuting our own freedoms, if the people want it, it will be done. They should worry about the moment we find out their motives to militarize only powerful nations

  32. 0

    Lukaroast said on Mar 25, 2013

    i dont like being obtuse in my arguments but the UN can go suck a dick. im sure the US Officials are laughing their asses off at this too. they dont actually care about humanitarian policy. nothing could be further than the truth

  33. 0

    drums said on Apr 2, 2013

    Curious as to how many people feel the same about the UN's gun-grabbing policies?

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