Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2018

Foreword by the INCB President
Contents
Explanatory Notes

Chapter I

Cannabis and cannabinoids for medical,scientific and "recreational" use: risks and benefits

A. Cannabis, its derivatives and the international drug control conventions
B. Pharmaceutical registration and prescription regimes
C. Medical uses of cannabinoids
D. Adverse effects of short-term medicinal cannabinoid use
E. Adverse effects of long-term use of cannabis and its derivatives
F. Medical use of approved cannabinoids
G. Special-access schemes for medicinal cannabinoids
H. Poorly regulated medical cannabis programmes in North America
I. Adverse public health effects of medical cannabis programmes
J. Legalization of non-medical cannabis use
K. Implications for international drug control
L. Conclusions and recommendations
Chapter II
Functioning of the international drug control system
A. Promoting the consistent application of the international drug control treaties
B. Ensuring the implementation of the provisions of the international drug control treaties
C. Governments' cooperation with the Board
D. Evaluation of overall treaty compliance
E. Action taken by the Board to ensure the implementation of the international drug control treaties
F. Special topics

Chapter III
Analysis of the world situation (full chapter)
A. Africa
B. Americas
Central America and the Caribbean
North America
South America
C. Asia
East and South-East Asia
South Asia
West Asia
D. Europe
E. Oceania

Chapter IV
Recommendations to Governments, the United Nations and other relevant international and regional organizations

Annexes

I.

Regional and subregional groupings used in the report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2018

II.

Current membership of the International Narcotics Control Board About the International Narcotics Control Board

About the International Narcotics Control Board

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