Swiss government wants to ease access to medical marijuana

The decision to prescribe cannabis-based drugs would be taken directly by doctor and patient
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

medical cannabis docterThe Swiss government wants to empower doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes without authorisation. The Federal Council submitted a revised version of the narcotics law to parliament for deliberation. Cannabis, whether for recreational or medical purposes, has been banned in Switzerland since 1951. However, doctors may prescribe a medicine based on this substance if they get an exceptional green light from the Federal Office of Public Health. But the government believes this process complicates access to treatment, delays the start of therapies and is no longer adequate in view of the growing number of requests.