NCB wants more done to ensure pain relief medicine reaches all those who need it and warns of dangers of non-medical cannabis developments

INCB

The International Narcotics Control Board Annual Report for 2018 warns that poorly regulated medical cannabis programmes could lead to increased diversion of cannabis and cannabinoids and to increased “recreational” use of the drug.

Risks of poorly-regulated medical cannabis programmes highlighted The report looks in detail at the risks and benefits of medical and scientific use of cannabis and cannabinoids and the impact of “recreational” use. It finds that poorly regulated medical cannabis programmes, that are not run in accordance with the drug control conventions, can result in diversion to non-medical use and adversely affect public health.