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The prohibition of the possession and cultivation ofcannabis in the UK contravenes the following Articles of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 Treaty to which the UK is a Party: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 18, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30.
UN Bulletin of Narcotics 1977 in ref to The Single Convention " possession of drugs for personal consumption is not to be considered a punishable offence by a party to the Narcotics Convention."
Articles from the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and comments:
Article 2 : Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, RELIGION, POLITICAL OR OTHER OPINION, national or social origin, property, birth OR OTHER STATUS.
Article 3 : Everyone has the right to life, LIBERTY and security of person.
Article 12 : No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
Article 18 : EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION; THIS RIGHT INCLUDES FREEDOM TO CHANGE HIS RELIGION OR BELIEF, AND FREEDOM, EITHER ALONE ON IN COMMUNITY WITH OTHERS IN PUBLIC OR IN PRIVATE, TO MANIFEST HIS RELIGION OR BELIEF IN TEACHING, PRACTICE, WORSHIP AND OBSERVANCE.
The preamble to the UN Single Convention Treaty 1961, which was misled about cannabis, protects the use of cannabis as a medicine. Article 28 specifically allows hemp industry and horticulture. Article 23 permits social use, as long as the government oversees production, distribution and sale. Under Article 46 any country can denounce the treaty.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is contravened in many Articles by prohibition of cannabis and cannabis people's lifestyles.
This is the strong international agreement upon which many nations have based their laws which prohibit cannabis cultivation, use and supply.
Cannabis (hashish) was wrongly included in Schedule 1 of the treaty, alongside natural opium and semi-synthetic opiates such as morphine and heroin, derivatives of coca (cocaine), and substances such as pethidine and methodone. Including cannabis in this group was a result of LIES and MISINFORMATION.
Cannabis was also included in schedule IV, substances deemed to be particularly dangerous with an extremely limited therapeutic value; ANOTHER LIE.
Article 28 specifically permits cannabis for "medical" and for "industrial and horticultural" uses. This is how Britain legalised industrial cultivation under license.
The British Government cites this treaty as one of the reasons why they "cannot legalise unilaterally". This is yet ANOTHER LIE. Apart from the fact that it is the duty of the government to pull out of any action or agreement which is not beneficial to the country, there is specific allowance within the treaty for member states to withdraw, through denunciation (Article 46). It is also possible to declassify a substance under Article 3, or amend under Article 47.
For more information read Report on the Possibilities for Amending and/or Repealing the United Nations Conventions by the International Antiprohibitionist League.
Schedule I of this treaty includes dangerous drugs causing a serious risk to public health, whose therapeutic value is doubtful or nil. It includes synthetic hallucinogenics (LSD25, DMT) and THC. Including cannabis in this group was a blatant lie. THC is not cannabis. Both THC and cannabis have medicinal values.
Schedule II includes stimulants such as amphetamines and analgesics like phencyclidine (Angel dust - PCP). These substances were seen as having limited therapeutic value; in fact PCP has no therapeutic value to man.
Schedule III includes barbiturate products, which although the subject of abuse were used therapeutically..
Schedule IV includes hypnotics, tranquilizers and analgesics which engender a considerable dependence, but are mainly used in therapy.
Once again cannabis was misrepresented in this treaty.