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Swiss government aims to loosen marijuana laws

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Switzerland’s government is aiming to make it easier to access medical marijuana, which is used by those suffering from cancer or other serious medical conditions. © Olegmalyshev _ Dreamstime.com The proposed rules would make it possible for doctors to directly prescribe cannabis as part of their treatment, said the Federal Council in a statement. Currently, patients have to apply for an exception from the Federal Office of Public Health to get a prescription. Around 3,000 people were granted an exception last year. The growing, processing and sale medical of cannabis would all become possible under a regulated system. However, non-medical cannabis would continue to be illegal. A formal consultation period runs until the middle of October 2019. More on this:Federal Office of Public Health

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Switzerland’s government is aiming to make it easier to access medical marijuana, which is used by those suffering from cancer or other serious medical conditions.

© Olegmalyshev _ Dreamstime.com

The proposed rules would make it possible for doctors to directly prescribe cannabis as part of their treatment, said the Federal Council in a statement.

Currently, patients have to apply for an exception from the Federal Office of Public Health to get a prescription. Around 3,000 people were granted an exception last year.

The growing, processing and sale medical of cannabis would all become possible under a regulated system.

However, non-medical cannabis would continue to be illegal.

A formal consultation period runs until the middle of October 2019.

More on this:
Federal Office of Public Health press release (in French) – Take a 5 minute French test now

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