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United Nations approves WHO recommendation to reschedule cannabis in historic vote

In a huge step forward for cannabis legalization and global drug reform, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) voted on Wednesday to pull cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Under the UN’s system, Schedule IV substances are considered the most dangerous and addictive drugs.Cannabis will no longer be classified as a drug as dangerous as heroin.

Here's why a Biden administration will be good for the US cannabis industry, even though it's unlikely he'll legalize marijuana federally

President-elect Joe Biden will be good — but not great — for the cannabis industry, analysts, executives, and other experts say.

While Biden has stopped short of endorsing federal legalization, both he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, have campaigned on decriminalizing marijuana.

Legal weed won big in the election, and will likely will trigger a domino effect of legalization

Plenty of uncertainty remains with the 2020 election, but one thing is clear: Recreational cannabis had a big night at the ballot box.

Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota cleared cannabis for adult use, bringing the total number of states that have approved it for that purpose to 15.