«First we have to change [the Single] Convention [on Narcotic Drugs] Treaty, which was the convention that the U.N. [United Nations] put out in 1961 that says: Cannabis is a crime… If you have it, if you grow it, if it’s in your possession, you should be in prison. That dogma has dominated the world.
Right now, they are asking for input from the World Health Organization, in the process of writing a letter stating that this is a dietary essential—it’s not a criminal thing.
Cause we have to change that Treaty before we can go into Central, South America and say, you know, grow yourself an acre of this plant. Feed your family. Prevent illnesses.»—William L. Courtney MD, Dietary Raw Cannabis Specialist