The Zurich authorities have given the green light to a groundbreaking initiative to evaluate the potential advantages of legalizing cannabis. Starting this summer, 2,100 Zurich citizens will be granted permission to purchase controlled amounts of the substance from designated dispensaries, pharmacies, and social hubs scattered throughout the city. This trial period will serve as a test case to determine the possible social and economic benefits of regulating the sale and consumption of cannabis. In collaboration with the University of Zurich, the study organizers will require… Read more.
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Switzerland’s government has approved a trial to legalize the sale and consumption of cannabis and assess the social and economic benefits of regulating cannabis products, CNBC reports. Starting this summer, a test group of 2,100 Zurich residents will be allowed to purchase regulated doses of cannabis for personal use from pharmacies, dispensaries, and social clubs in the city. As part of the study, participants will be expected to answer a questionnaire every six months on their cannabis consumption habits and health effects. The study is conducted in collaboration… Read more.
Switzerland’s government is one step closer to its yearslong effort to launch a trial program involving the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis. Called “Züri Can – Cannabis with Responsibility,” the study will involve only Zurich and is intended to provide a scientific basis for the development of the country’s cannabis policies. The study was expected to start in autumn 2022 but was delayed because the Federal Office of Public Health and the Cantonal Ethics Committee had yet to give their approval. Only… Read more.