Medical cannabis

This adopted amendment to the Narcotics Act provides that cannabis medicines can be prescribed by physicians in the future without an exemption permit from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Status: The Federal Council has adapted the ordinances for the amendment of the law and submitted a draft for consultation at the end of August 2021. This will run until November 24. Subsequently, the amendment to the law with the (possibly still amended) ordinances can enter into force (probably in 2022).

The draft amendments to the ordinances and the explanatory reports can be found on the overview page of the FOPH. Then an exciting seven-year phase will begin in which these new possibilities will be explored and evaluated. However, as long as health insurers do not pay for such cannabis medicines (this will be discussed further in the coming years), few sick people will probably be able to afford these preparations.


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Magazine Legalize it! No. 91

Magazine Legalize it! No. 91 - Summer 2021

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