Implementing ordinance for facilitated access to treatments with medicinal cannabis in the consultation process
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Implementing ordinance for facilitated access to treatments with medicinal cannabis in the consultation process

Bern, 25.08.2021 – At its meeting on August 25, 2021, the Federal Council opened the consultation on the implementation of the amendment to the Narcotics Act (BetmG) passed by Parliament. The amendment is intended to facilitate access to treatments with therapeutic cannabis. In the future, a prescription will no longer require the granting of an exceptional authorization from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). Cannabis for consumption purposes, on the other hand, will continue to be prohibited.

Medical Cannabis – Adoption of the Amendment to the Swiss Law on Narcotic Drugs (Cannabis-based medicines)

Medical Cannabis – Adoption of the Amendment to the Swiss Law on Narcotic Drugs (Cannabis-based medicines)

Bern, 08.03.2021 – The Council of States adopts the amendment to the Swiss Law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Access to medical cannabis will be made easier, as an exceptional authorisation from the FOPH for its use will no longer be required.