Swiss health minister open to cannabis distribution trials

Health Minister Berset has welcomed the possibility of organised trials for cannabis in Switzerland, within the parameters of existing laws
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Sunday, April 17, 2016

In an interview with the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper, Berset said that his department welcomes trying out "new models and directions" such as controlled cannabis trials, as long as the necessary special permits are sought. When asked whether such trials would open a back door for legalisation of the substance, Berset answered with a clear "no". "The Swiss people voted down a legalisation initiative in 2008, but they also accepted the new drug law, which allows for special permits for medical treatments or research projects." (See also: Kann die Cannabisabgabe funktionieren?)