Switzerland Considers Making Cannabis Legal

Cannabis could soon be legal in Switzerland.

The Swiss Council of States, Switzerland’s smaller chamber of parliament, unanimously approved a bill allowing studies and pilot programs in the landlocked Alpine nation, according to Herb.

The Council called for an experimental article in the Swiss Federation’s Narcotics Act that would allow for scientific research projects including trials of a “coffee shop” system of cannabis distribution similar to that of Amsterdam.

Five Swiss cities have already called for such coffeeshop pilot programs.

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