December 5-6-7th 2018, the UN Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND), the only United Nations body dealing with Cannabis policy, will receive the final scheduling recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on cannabidiol (40th ECDD) and cannabis in all forms (41st ECDD). These recommendations will be presented to the 187 Member States at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
This CND gathering will be the final global meeting before the High-Level UN Session on drug policy (March 2019) where new Cannabis Treaty scheduling and the 2019-2029 plan of action will be voted by the Countries. These decisions will offer opportunities for countries to develop innovative policies and new market perspectives.
The International Cannabis Policy Conference, December 7-9th 2018 is the last opportunity for external inputs from key stakeholders: researchers, NGOs, students, public officials, policymakers, private sector businesses, investors, and all other interested parties – on this very crucial issue.
Besides scheduling controls, this event presents the contribution of cannabis & industrial hemp markets and products innovations relevant to the achievements of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a global framework for sustainable societies.
The International Cannabis Policy Conference includes sessions with top research, industry and policy leaders and an exposition hall showcasing related food, products and services. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the future of international cannabis policy right where changes happen.
For years, the team of FAAAT think & do tank has served as a global platform for the debate and elaboration of innovative proposals to upgrade Cannabis policies and practices. Our work at the WHO level has been a landmark, hopefully resulting in the Treaty descheduling to happen soon. This is the right time to show up! Things are changing rapidly and the future is being built now. And here.
FAAAT think & do tank
Turning harms into benefits.
FAAAT (For Alternative Approaches to Addiction, Think & do tank) is an international advocacy and research organization (non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental) that addresses the policies of addiction, controlled and illicit drugs, and plants, products or substances liable to produce harms or dependence.
Our vision: Evidence-based, democratic, transparent and measurable drug policies • framed by fundamental rights • grounded on sustainable development • empowering people and communities • enhancing social justice and health.
Our mission: Research rigorous and ethical policy alternatives • and take action through advocacy at all level, social engineering, partnership, and collective action • to upgrade policies and practices.
In 2016, the United Nations held a world forum on drugs, in which progressive steps were taken by UN General Assembly to rethink future drug policies.
Related blog posts | Official contribution to the preparation process (En/Fr/Es) | Official contribution to the post-UNGASS follow-up process
Our team works to clear out interpretations of international Human Rights law in order to strengthen the tools to defend everywhere people affected by Cannabis prohibition-related human rights violations.
Some of our actions on Human Rights issues
The research and action taken to lower the international scheduling status of cannabis in the drug control Treaties has been the central mission of our organization until 2018. The new landscape brought by the WHO scientific assessment and recommendations on cannabis international control will be transformative.
Our portal on international scheduling changes.
Soon to be the core of all considerations on (cannabis) policies, sustainable approaches both to the Cannabis plant and to its related policies articulate our reflecion on future law and regulatory needs of legal Cannabis and hemp markets.
Our Report on Cannabis Policies & the UN Sustainable Development Goals will be launched during the Conference.
Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli
Head of research, FAAAT
International Medical Cannabis Patients Coalition | International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine
David Karl Rosse
Diplom Event Manager ESB
Simon Anderfuhren-Biget, PhD
Co. President Austrian Hemp Assoc./ÖHV
Co. Founder ICACO Assoc.
The Conference Committee
This committee of International Cannabis Experts supervises the content and program of the International Cannabis Policy Conference 2018. Inter alia, they recruit invited speakers, finalize the scientific program schedule, review and select oral abstract presentations.
Cannabis policy leaders are lining up to be part of this.
Don't miss your chance to join them in Vienna.
This is a must-do event for anyone interested or involved in cannabis policies and the emerging cannabis industry.