Next year, Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich, will allow people to buy cannabis products from pharmacies and social clubs under controlled conditions.
The three-and-a-half-year pilot scheme, announced on Tuesday, takes advantage of a change in the law that was approved by parliament last year. This allows cities to conduct scientific studies on the effects of the cannabis market and of the recreational use of the drug.
The ‘Züri Can - Cannabis with Responsibility’ study will start in the autumn of 2022, making different products available, each with a different THC/CBD.
Local manufacturers must have a production permit from the Federal Office of Public Health, ensuring quality standards. Consumers of cannabis products will also be limited to protect health, public safety, and minors.
Read more at swissinfo.ch