Starting this summer, cannabis will be available for purchase in Basel pharmacies – at prices similar to those on the black market

For years, Swiss cities have fought to be able to conduct studies of legal cannabis dispensaries
Neue Zürcher Zeitung (Switzerland)
Thursday, April 21, 2022

switzerland flag cannabis2In the evening after work, before closing time, a quick visit to the dispensary to buy one or two joints legally will soon become routine for around 400 cannabis lovers in Basel. For the first time in Switzerland, a broad-based study is being carried out in the canton of Basel-Stadt in order to investigate cannabis consumption behavior. The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) approved the first of several pilot studies with which various cities want to analyze the consequences of a legal sale of cannabis. Cities have been working toward these trials for years. The Basel project will initially last two and a half years, after which a balance sheet will be drawn up.