A United Nations initiative based on earlier treaties, the Convention established formal rules around the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and use of opium, cannabis and coca, limiting them to medical and scientific purposes only. Canada signed the agreement on March 30, 1961, pledging with other nations to eradicate non-medical use of the plant drugs and derivatives.
Source: Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (n.d.) United Nations Treaty Collection.
|Drugs:||Cannabis (marijuana), Coca (cocaine), Opium (morphine, heroin, opioids)|
|Regions:||USA (United States of America)|
|Topics:||Taxation and regulation|