The Single Convention at 54

Peter Bratton Vol. 37 Articles Editor Vol. 36 Associate Editor Global drug regulation dates to the earliest pages in the modern chapter of international law. Long before the Geneva Convention or even the Treaty of Versailles, politicians, medical experts, and religious leaders gathered in Shanghai to address what they called “the opium problem.”[i] 52 years […]

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Implications of U.S. Noncompliance with the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961

Molly Quinn Vol. 37 Articles Editor Vol. 36 Associate Editor Introduction The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 (“Single Convention”) requires signatories to prohibit recreational use of cannabis within their territories.[i] The United States ratified the Single Convention in 1967.[ii] Under Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, treaties are “the supreme Law of the […]

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