Swiss cities authorised to distribute cannabis for scientific studies

Any pilot projects that involve the distribution of cannabis will be regulated by a strict framework along with an enforcement order
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

switzerland cannabis3Parliament has approved a modification to the Swiss narcotics law that will allow studies of recreational cannabis use in the country’s largest cities. Both houses approved the change to the law following debate over whether the cannabis had to be of local or organic origin. The right-wing Swiss People’s Party saw this as an opportunity to support the country’s agriculture sector. Parliament ultimately decided that Swiss and organic cannabis should be used as far as possible. The vote paves the way for scientific studies on the effects of the controlled use of cannabis. This is intended to help evaluate the effects of new regulations on the recreational use of cannabis and ultimately, combat the black market distribution of cannabis.