Switzerland releases details on recreational marijuana experiment, but full legalization likely years away

The Swiss National Council rejected several proposals by legislators that would have imposed hurdles and limits on the experiment
Marijuana Business Daily (US)
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

switzerland cannabis3The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary production and distribution of cannabis to adults for recreational purposes. While an important milestone, the vote in early June is also symbolic of the sluggish pace at which recreational legalization is occurring in Europe. While approving the project, a majority of National Council legislators rejected proposals that would have limited the experiment’s size and scope – a sign that the lower house is committed to moving forward with the project. Now the Council of States will debate and vote on the bill. Local experts expect the project to be approved.