The WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) recommended to the United Nations Secretary-General that pure CBD should not be scheduled at all within the UN International Drug Control Conventions. This recommendation comes almost a year after the committee agreed to review the matter. The committee further recommends that preparations containing predominantly cannabidiol and not more than .02% THC should not be under international control.
It is great news for those finding relief from the use of CBD products that the world’s leading health authority believes that CBD should not be a controlled product. This applies to the vast majority of the products that we have reviewed in our research. Many states have adopted a slightly higher threshold for legal THC content at .03%, but a vast array of products meet the stricter guideline set by the UN.
These recommendations reaffirm the safety and low likelihood of abuse of or addiction to cannabinoids