The Emir of Qatar meets with the President of Austria in Vienna

The Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani meets Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen as he arrives in Vienna. IMAGES of the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen

Qatar’s Emir arrives to meet with Austrian President

The Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrives in Vienna to meet with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. The visit comes as Qatar, still locked in a diplomatic rift with neighbouring Saudi Arabia, seeks to bolster security and economic cooperation with EU countries. IMAGES of the Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen receiving the Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

EU’s Michel Barnier meets Austrian Chancellor Kurz in Vienna

The EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier meets with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his government in Vienna with just weeks left until the UK’s scheduled departure for the European Union. IMAGES of handshake between Barnier and Kurz

Vienna’s techno ball celebrates tenth anniversary

Vienna is a city that loves putting on a ball – indeed there are more than 400 themed balls held every winter in the Austrian capital – and this year, Vienna’s techno ball celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Austrian Chancellor welcomes Republic of Northern Macedonia PM

Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz welcomes the Prime Minister of the Republic of Northern Macedonia in Vienna. Zaev’s trip comes just days after Greek lawmakers voted to approve a deal that entails the renaming of the country to “Northern Macedonia”, settling a decades-old dispute. IMAGES of the handshake between Zoran Zaev and Sebastian Kurz

Two Amur leopards play in the snow at Vienna zoo

Two Amur leopards play in the snow at Vienna’s Schoenbrunn Zoo.

Austrian Chancellor receives Lybian Prime Minister in Vienna

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz receives Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Vienna. IMAGES of Kurz and al-Sarraj shaking hands and talking in reception room

Egyptian president starts official visit in Austria

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz greets Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Vienna at the start of an official visit. IMAGES of the handshake

WHO, stuck between politics How to reschedule cannabis within the UN

Since 1961 The United Nations looks upon cannabis as a Schedule I drug with “no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” The plant is scheduled as a dangerous drug, like heroin, in the Single Convention on Narcotic and Drugs.
But things are about to change!
Earlier this year, the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, part of the World Health Organization, released a pre-review report of cannabis that included several positive, evidentiary findings. And, cannabis has not been on the agenda of the World Health Organization since 1954.
Now in 2018, we are present at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 61st reconvened session in Vienna to watch the recommendations, how to re-schedule cannabis, presented by the WHO!

Watch this first part of a Vienna Special.

We are due to make the second soon, The International Cannabis Policy Conference with even the best speakers ever we have not shown before. Stay tuned!

International Cannabis Policy Conference | Vienna 2018

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Demonstration in Vienna against the Austrian government

People protest in the streets of Vienna against the right-wing coalition. IMAGES