There is a meme going around that the United Nations World Health Organization just declared all cannabis to be safe and effective, and that it should not be a scheduled or restricted substance. Sorry, that is not quite right. Here is what they actually said.
The W.H.O. said that cannabdidiol (CBD) is non-addictive, non-psychoactive, and has a very low toxicity. They said that it may be effective for some medical conditions (but they said that more research is needed to make any definite statements on its value).
They did not change their position about cannabis in general, or THC in particular. They still support an international legal framework that makes THC illegal.
These type of memes are damaging to the movement, because they indicate that many advocates cannot read or think critically. I could start a meme that Jeff Sessions just changed his mind on cannabis and now thinks that people who use it are fine folks. But what value would that create? None. Jeff Sessions still thinks that cannabis is a terribly destructive drug, why pretend otherwise? Magical thinking and bullshit don’t help anyone.