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Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

1961 international treaty regulating narcotic drugs / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (Single Convention, 1961 Convention, or C61) is an international treaty that controls activities (cultivation, production, supply, trade, transport) of specific narcotic drugs and lays down a system of regulations (licenses, measures for treatment, research, etc.) for their medical and scientific uses; it also establishes the International Narcotics Control Board.

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Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by the Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961
Article 44 of the Convention terminated a number of previous drug control treaties.
Signed30 March 1961
8 August 1972 (amendment)
LocationManhattan, New York City
Effective13 December 1964 (original text)[1]
8 August 1975 (as amended in 1972)[2]
Condition40 ratifications
Parties186[3] (as of 2022)
DepositarySecretary-General of the United Nations
LanguagesArabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish
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The Single Convention was adopted in 1961[1] and amended in 1972.[2] As of 2022, the Single Convention as amended has been ratified by 186 countries.[3] The convention has since been supplemented by the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, which controls LSD, MDMA, and other psychoactive pharmaceuticals, and the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.