Written by Hazel Norman on May 28, 2023
The concept of cannabis commerce pilot projects is not a new thing and is seemingly growing in popularity among policymakers and regulators in Europe. The latest example of that can be found in Iceland, where a proposal was recently submitted to launch a medical cannabis-focused pilot project.
For those that may be unfamiliar with cannabis commerce pilot projects, medical and adult-use cannabis commerce projects allow jurisdictions to permit limited, legal cannabis commerce. The theory behind the concept is that it affords policymakers and regulators the opportunity to see how commerce works on a limited scale to be better suited to craft national policies.
Denmark currently has a medical-focused pilot program, and adult-use pilot programs are popping up in Switzerland. According to the current legalization plan in Germany, pilot programs will be part of the second phase of legalization once the details are figured out.