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September 2018: The International think & do tank, FAAAT joins specialized association ICACO in organizing an International Cannabis Policy Conference, attached to a major United Nations summit on cannabis and drug policies in Vienna. The Austrian Hemp Association (ÖHV) is hosting the second day of the conference to invite the stakeholders of the Austrian Cannabis Industry and Community to discuss an react on the latest developments in the Austrian Cannabis legislation together. All information can be found on

June 2018: Is the WHO about to reschedule Cannabis on an international level?






On July 23rd, the Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (known as Dr Tedros), sent a Note Verbale to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres. The purpose was to inform him of the outcome of the 40th meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) held June 2018, that was dedicated to the scientific assessment of Cannabis and its related products (click on the image to read it). Guterres forwarded the letter to all countries Member of the 1961 and 1971 Conventions on narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

An important part of our remarks and recommendations (delivered in the Joint Statement to the Experts, see below) were acknowledged by the Experts, and most of the weaknesses and bias in the preparation process seem to have been overcome. Even though Cannabidiol has been recommended for non-inclusion in the Treaties’s schedules, the journey is not over.

The final step is expected for March 2019, when the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs will adopt or reject the recommendations of the WHO ECDD.

The full WHO Document is available for ÖHV-Members!

The 6,000 Year History of Hemp
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Das Positionspapier 2019/20 ist derzeit in Arbeit!

ÖHV-Position Paper (English)

We are currently working on the Positionpaper 2019/20!