Health office approves first Swiss project to sell cannabis for recreational use

The city of Basel is the first to be given the green light by the Swiss authorities to sell cannabis for recreational use
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

medical cannabis docterThe Swiss Federal Office of Public Health said it had approved a request for a pilot on the regulated sale of cannabis through local pharmacies. It will be restricted to just under 400 participants over the age 18 as part of a joint project by the University of Basel, its psychiatric clinics and the cantonal health department. The trial, due to begin in September, is intended to help evaluate the effects of new regulations on the recreational use of cannabis and ultimately combat black market distribution, the office said. Several other local authorities, including Zurich, Geneva and Bern, have also applied to roll out similar trials. (See also: Switzerland to launch 1st cannabis sale pilot in summer)