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1925 Geneva Convention on Opium and Other Drugs

  • By: William C. Plouffe Jr
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

In 1925 the League of Nations initiated a new conference for the regulation of illicit drugs to be held at Geneva. There were actually two conferences, and they became known as the Geneva Opium Conferences, or the 1925 Geneva Convention on Opium and Other Drugs.

With the end of World War I came the formation of the League of Nations. The United States refused to participate in the League of Nations, although after the Woodrow Wilson administration, informal communications continued between the League of Nations and the United States through other governments and diplomats.

Stephen G. Potter, a U.S. representative to the international narcotic conference in Geneva, at the White House in 1925.

Despite the advances of the 1909 Shanghai Conference and the 1912 Hague International Opium ...

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