Bern cannabis study rejected for legal reasons


Growing, consuming and dealing cannabis are all forbidden in Switzerland. Exceptions are possible for scientific research or limited medical use. People caught with small amounts can receive a fine. 

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The University of Bern has been told it cannot conduct a study on the effects of the regulated sale of cannabis in pharmacies on behalf of the city’s authorities. The Federal Office of Public Health says the legal framework does not exist to authorise such a scientific project. 

In May 2017, researchers from the university’s Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine and the Clinical Trials Unit filed a request with the health office for an authorisation to carry out a scientific study on the effects of the regulated sale of cannabis for recreational purposes via pharmacies. It also planned to study the illegal cannabis market in the Swiss capital. 

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