Switzerland fully legalizes medical cannabis and allows export

Switzerland joins other European countries that have legalized cannabis for medical purposes. From last week, August 1, patients can get medical cannabis through a medical prescription.
Before the new legislation, medical cannabis patients had to request a request to the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the Swiss federal government’s center for public health.

The legalization also allows the export of medical cannabis for commercial purposes through the authorization companies need to request from Swissmedic, the Swiss surveillance authority for medicines and medical devices.

In order to legalize medical cannabis in the country, Switzerland’s Federal Council (the executive branch of the federal government of the Swiss Confederation) lifted the ban on cannabis for medical purposes by amending the Swiss Narcotics Act that parliament approved in March 2021.

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