Switzerland’s Basel-Stadt region to test run legalising cannabis

August 28, 2022 Cannabis can currently only be purchased legally in Switzerland for medical use.

GENEVA (AFP) – The Swiss Basel-Stadt region said on Thursday (Aug 18) it would launch a pilot trial next month for the legal sale of cannabis, marking a first step in Switzerland towards possible legalisation.

The northern canton said in a statement that it would launch its WEED CARE study on Sept 15, and that people could now sign up to be among the 370 participants.

“The scientific knowledge gained from this provides a basis for discussion for a future responsible cannabis policy,” Basel-Stadt said in a statement.

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