Tao Climate Urges UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to Exclude Industrial Hemp from Narcotics Conventions

United Nations

Urgent Appeal: Separate Hemp Flower from Narcotics Conventions Amidst Classification Struggle, Unlock Hemp’s Sustainability Potential

[Dublin, Ireland – March 14, 2024] – As the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs convenes in Vienna from March 14 to 22, 2024, Tao Climate, a leading advocate for sustainable agriculture and environmental leadership, is calling for decisive action to recognise the distinctiveness of industrial hemp and exclude it from narcotics conventions.

Despite its myriad benefits and negligible psychoactive properties, industrial hemp has long been unfairly stigmatised due to its association with cannabis. As a result, the cultivation and trade of industrial hemp face unnecessary legal barriers and regulatory hurdles, hindering its potential to mitigate climate change, foster economic development, and promote sustainable agriculture.

One particular area of contention surrounds the status of hemp flower, which contains trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. While industrial hemp varieties are bred specifically to contain minimal levels of THC, current narcotics conventions often fail to differentiate between industrial hemp and psychoactive cannabis, leading to confusion and inconsistency in regulatory frameworks.

Tao Climate asserts that the whole industrial hemp plant, including its flowers, should be exempt from narcotics conventions due to its unique characteristics and wide-ranging environmental benefits. Industrial hemp is a versatile crop that requires minimal water, pesticides, and fertilisers to thrive, making it an ideal candidate for sustainable agriculture in an era of climate change and resource scarcity.

Furthermore, industrial hemp offers dozens of eco-friendly applications, including textile production, biofuel development, construction materials, and carbon sequestration. By harnessing the full potential of industrial hemp, nations can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, mitigate deforestation, and promote circular economies based on renewable resources.

As the international community strives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and address the existential threat of climate change, it is imperative to reassess outdated narcotics conventions that hinder progress and innovation. By excluding industrial hemp from these conventions, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs can send a clear signal of support for sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation, and social equity.

Tao Climate calls on the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to seize this historic opportunity to promote evidence-based policies and foster a more sustainable and equitable future for all. Together, we can cultivate a greener, healthier planet for generations to come.


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