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2nd November 2023
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25th July 2023
Switzerland: The Federal Supreme Court has ruled that a small amount of cannabis for personal consumption, up to 10 g, cannot be seized for destruction. The court said that, since possession of up to 10 g is not punishable by law, there is no legal basis for confiscation.
10th May 2023
Switzerland: The Federal Office of Public Health has given its approval to the cities of Bern, Lucerne and Biel to sell recreational cannabis in pharmacies as a pilot project. The project, involving over 1,000 participants, is expected to start in Bern in the autumn and in Lucerne and Biel at the beginning of 2024.
4th April 2023
Switzerland: The Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) has amended the Ordinance on Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances to add hexahydrocannabinol (HHC) and ten other substances to the list of illegal new psychoactive substances. The list is already in force.
4th April 2023
Switzerland: The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has given its approval to the city of Lausanne to sell recreational cannabis as a pilot project. The first harvest is scheduled for summer 2023 and points of sale should open around September. Lausanne is the third Swiss city to receive such approval, after Zurich and Basel.
23rd March 2023
Switzerland: The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has granted the city of Zurich permission to launch a three-and-a-half-year pilot project to collect data on the regulated purchase of recreational cannabis and its effects on the health and consumption behaviour of users. Sales will be made through pharmacies, social clubs and drug information centres and are expected to start in August. Nine cannabis products will be offered, varying in THC and CBD content.
30th January 2023
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