Narcotics Limitation Convention of 1931

The Convention for Limiting the Manufacture and Regulating the Distribution of Narcotics Drugs (commonly referred to as the Narcotics Limitation Convention) met in Geneva Switzerland on July 13, 1931. The League of Nations (an intergovernmental organization created because of the Treaty of Versailles in 1920) convened and signed a drug control treaty to place limits on the manufacture of cocaine, heroin, and morphine. This treaty also restricted the legitimate manufacture of narcotic drugs for medical and scientific purposes and limited the quantity of drug imports and exports to each country.

On July 9, 1933, the treaty came into effect, with 40 states as parties (e.g., China, France, Germany, Japan, Turkey, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America). It represented ...

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