Inter se Modification of the UN Drug Control Conventions

  title={Inter se Modification of the UN Drug Control Conventions},
  author={Neil Boister and Martin Jelsma},
  journal={International Community Law Review},
Legal tensions are growing as more jurisdictions move towards legal regulation of the cannabis market in contravention of the obligation under UN drug control treaties to limit cannabis exclusively to medical and scientific purposes. Reaching a global consensus to amend the conventions does not appear to be a viable political option in the foreseeable future. Amongst the limited options not requiring consensus, inter se modification – based on article 41 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of… 
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