Lausanne gets green light for recreational pot smoking trial

Lausanne is the latest Swiss city – after Basel and Zurich – to receive approval to launch a pilot project to sell cannabis for recreational use as part of a study into the impact of its regulated supply
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Tuesday, March 28, 2023

switzerland cannabis pharmacy baselThe Lausanne project for the legal sale of cannabis, known as Cann-L, has received the green light from the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), the city authorities said. The western city joins Basel (started in 2022) and Zurich (approved in March 2023), whose projects have also been validated by the health office. The scientific project is intended to study the impact of regulated cannabis supply on the consumption and health of consumers, as well as its impact on the illegal market. The “local and organic" cultivation of cannabis plants can now begin. The first harvest will take place this summer, followed by its preparation. The cannabis sales point, which is not yet known, should open in September.