Internationally, cannabis use is on the rise and the public is beginning to get antsy about legalization. It’s not just in the U.S. that we see the push for cannabis reformation. The FDA is looking to the public to get information on whether or not cannabis use is doing greater good than bad. If the UN reclassifies cannabis, the United States is likely to follow their lead and relinquish their grip on anti-cannabis acts.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently in the midst of launching a reevaluation of cannabis. Tom Angell, publisher of Marijuana Moment recently reported in Forbes, “The WHO is currently trying to figure out what part of cannabis usage is abuse, medically useful, trafficked, and the availability for medical usage.” For the first time, we are seeing the WHO and the UN reevaluating cannabis and seeing if cannabis makes sense for the public use, internationally. By doing this, it opens up the oppurtunity for government becoming more inclined to put legalization on the ballot where they have historically been very reluctant to do.
The U.S. has been going back and forth on scheduling when to vote for legalization of Marijuana and has been consistently rescheduled due to government fearing that the vote will be for instead of against. According to MaryJane writer, Madison Margolin mentions that, “if the U.S were to vote against international rescheduling, it would also put the federal government in an unpopular position domestically, where more than 60 percent of American adults favor legal cannabis.”