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.
Trends and Developments The current regulatory environment surrounding cannabinoid-based products in Switzerland is unfortunately still marked by a high degree of uncertainty, due both to vague legislative requirements and heterogenous, sometimes arbitrary, enforcement. However, with the rise of public awareness of the general benefits of the cannabis plant as a result of the cannabidiol (CBD)…
Starting from 15 May 2021, applications for pilot trials on the non-medical use of cannabis can be submitted to the FOPH. The aim of these trials is to provide a sound scientific basis for future decisions on the regulation of cannabis: Pilot trials on the controlled release of cannabis can start as early as May….
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.
From 01.01.2021, the following applies: The agricultural production of hemp is allowed, provided it isn’t classified as a narcotic. All provisions of the seed legislation relating to the production and sale of hemp seed and seedlings are repealed (set of regulations 2020). For the agricultural production of hemp, the provisions of the plant health legislation…
Bern, December 9th 2020. There is two good news for those who use #cannabis to relieve chronic pain and muscle spasms.
In future, such prescriptions will no longer require exceptional authorisation from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).