Tuesday , July 16 2019
Home / le News / Swiss government aims to loosen marijuana laws

Swiss government aims to loosen marijuana laws

Summary:
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

Topics:
Investec considers the following as important: , , , ,

This could be interesting, too:

Investec writes Number below poverty line rises in Switzerland

Investec writes Swiss exports to the US significantly exceed those to Germany for the first time

Investec writes Number below poverty line rises in Switzerland

Investec writes Switzerland number one for expat pay and stability

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

For more stories like this on Switzerland follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Investec
Investec
Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank and Asset Manager. We provide a diverse range of financial products and services to our niche client base.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *