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-====== Medical Hemp ======+====== Medical cannabis ======
  
-The proposed amendment to the Narcotics Act provides that cannabis medicinal products may in future be prescribed without an exceptional authorisation from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).+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 referendum deadline expired on July 8, 2021. The Federal Council must now adopt the relevant ordinances, after which this amendment to the law can enter into force (probably in 2022). +**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. Subsequentlythe amendment to the law with the (possibly still amended) ordinances can enter into force (probably in 2022).  
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 +[[https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/medizin-und-forschung/heilmittel/med-anwend-cannabis/gesetzesaenderung-cannabisarzneimittel.html|The draft amendments to the ordinances and the explanatory reports can be found on the overview page of the FOPH. 
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 +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.
  
-After that, an exciting phase lasting several years will begin in which these new possibilities will be explored and evaluated. However, as long as the health insurance companies do not pay for such cannabis medicines (this will be discussed further in the coming years), only a few sick people will be able to afford these preparations. 
  
 ===== Development ===== ===== Development =====
  
-  * The final vote took place on 19 March 2021: The National Council adopted the amendment by 136 votes to 52 with 7 abstentions, and the Council of States was unanimously in favour by 44 votes to 0. +  * The final vote took place on March 19, 2021: The National Council adopted the amendment by 136 votes to 52 with 7 abstentions, the Council of States was unanimously in favor by 44 votes to 0. 
-  * On March 2021, the Council of States unanimously followed the National Council's variant.+  * On March 8, 2021, the Council of States unanimously followed the variant of the National Council.
   * On January 27, 2021, the Council of States Committee approved the bill by a vote of 10 to 0 with one abstention.   * On January 27, 2021, the Council of States Committee approved the bill by a vote of 10 to 0 with one abstention.
-  * On December 2020, the National Council clearly approved the bill by 143 votes to 33 with 15 abstentions. All minority motions were rejected. +  * On December 8, 2020, the National Council clearly approved the bill by 143 votes to 33 with 15 abstentions. All minority motions were rejected. 
-  * [[en:thc_recht/li890606|Winter 20/21: Consultations on medicinal hemp have begun]] +  * [[en:thc_recht/li890606|Winter 20/21: Deliberations on medicinal hemp have begun]] 
-  * In October 2020, the [[https://www.parlament.ch/de/organe/kommissionen/sachbereichskommissionen/kommissionen-sgk|Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (SGK-N)]] was the first commission to discuss the facilitation of cannabis medicinal products and approved this amendment to the NarcA very clearly with 22:3. +  * In October 2020, the [[https://www.parlament.ch/de/organe/kommissionen/sachbereichskommissionen/kommissionen-sgk|Committee for Social Security and Health of the National Council (SGK-N)]] was the first committee to discuss the facilitation of cannabis medicines and approved this amendment to the NarcA very clearly by 22:3. 
-  * The discussion about easier access for sick people to products containing THC has been going on for several years. The Federal Council has adopted the dispatch on this amendment to the Narcotics Law and now the parliamentary discussions are beginning.+  * The discussion about easier access for sick people to products containing THC has been going on for several years. The Federal Council has passed the dispatch on this amendment to NarcA and now the parliamentary discussions are beginning.
   * [[en:thc_recht/li880405|2020: Start of the debate on medical hemp use]]   * [[en:thc_recht/li880405|2020: Start of the debate on medical hemp use]]
   * [[https://www.watson.ch/!553624083?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-user&utm_campaign=watson-site-web|Watson article, summer 2020: problems with medical consumption]]   * [[https://www.watson.ch/!553624083?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-user&utm_campaign=watson-site-web|Watson article, summer 2020: problems with medical consumption]]
-  * [[en:thc_recht/li850405|2019: A second step towards the normalisation of hemp as medicine]]+  * [[en:thc_recht/li850405|2019: A second step towards the normalization of hemp as medicine]]
  
 ===== More info ===== ===== More info =====
  
-  * A first advanced training in medical cannabis: [[https://www.ost.ch/de/forschung-und-dienstleistungen/gesundheit/ipw-institut-fuer-angewandte-pflegewissenschaft/kompetenzzentrum-onkos/interprofessionelle-fortbildung-cannabis-als-medikament/|Cannabis as medicine]] +  * An initial training in the field of medical cannabis: [[https://www.ost.ch/de/forschung-und-dienstleistungen/gesundheit/ipw-institut-fuer-angewandte-pflegewissenschaft/kompetenzzentrum-onkos/interprofessionelle-fortbildung-cannabis-als-medikament/|cannabis as medicine]] 
-  * We have provided a detailed assessment of this bill [[en:thc_recht/li880405|here]] published.+  * We have published a detailed assessment of this bill [[en:thc_recht/li880405|here.]]
   * [[https://www.parlament.ch/de/ratsbetrieb/suche-curia-vista/geschaeft?AffairId=20200060|Business 20.060 on parlament.ch]]   * [[https://www.parlament.ch/de/ratsbetrieb/suche-curia-vista/geschaeft?AffairId=20200060|Business 20.060 on parlament.ch]]
   * [[https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/medizin-und-forschung/heilmittel/med-anwend-cannabis/gesetzesaenderung-cannabisarzneimittel.html|Overview page from the BAG]]   * [[https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/medizin-und-forschung/heilmittel/med-anwend-cannabis/gesetzesaenderung-cannabisarzneimittel.html|Overview page from the BAG]]
   * [[https://medcan.ch/|MEDCAN - Medical Cannabis Association Switzerland]]   * [[https://medcan.ch/|MEDCAN - Medical Cannabis Association Switzerland]]
-  * [[en:thc_recht/medizin|Current legal situation: THC & Law > Medicine]]+  * [[en:thc_recht/medizin|Current legal situation: THC & Law Medicine]] 
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