The move by some US states to legalize marijuana may not be in accordance to the international drugs conventions. This was the opinion of the U.N. anti-narcotics chief who said on Wednesday that he will discuss the issues in Washington next week.
As already reported, people in the states of Oregon, Alaska and the US capital had voted this month to legalize the usage of cannabis as it increasingly looks as a part of American mainstream.
Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the U.S. capital voted this month to allow the use of marijuana, boosting the legalization movement as cannabis usage is increasingly recognized by the American mainstream.
Yury Fedotov, executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), told reporters, “I don’t see how (the new laws) can be compatible with existing conventions.”
When asked if he would do anything about it, Fedotov said that he is going to take up the issue with the US State Department and other UN agencies next week.