According to the World Health Organization’s leader, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, legalizing marijuana for recreational use may not be the best thing.
Despite the organization releasing a report this past summer that said the drug is “relatively safe” and that it brings no signififcant issues, Tedros told AFP in an interview, “We believe that people who need it, especially for pain management, should have it. There should be access.” But he added, that “any addictive substance is not good for human health, we wouldn’t encourage countries to follow those who are actually… legalizing it.”
The Who’s Drug and Dependence Committee said in the summer that the only adverse reactions people can expect when using the substance are “euphoria, laughter and talkativeness.”
So far both Uruguay and Canada have legalized recreational marijuana nationwide for adult consumption as well as nine American states.