The Swiss parliament passed regulations in September 2020 which allow for the initiation of pilot schemes wherein adult-use cannabis can be legally produced, imported and distributed to registered users. The FOPH released a draft of the regulation today, the 31st of March, divulging further details on the schemes.
Along with the trial schemes for adult-use supply in The Netherlands, Switzerland will be the first region in Europe to allow for a fully legalised adult-use cannabis supply chain. As explained in the recently released European Report, it is possible several other countries on the continent will soon legalise adult-use cannabis at least on a trial basis.
Pilot schemes are set up with the express purpose of acquiring scientific knowledge such as the socio-economic effects of legalisation. They can be instigated by public or private entities, with the participation of a research institute as well as cantonal and local authorities and the approval of the FOPH
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