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The city of Bern questioned pothead, before you can review Cannabis

Actually, you would be in Bern ready for the three-year pilot project that aims to gain knowledge about the effects of Cannabis in adults: "the approval of The ethics Commission, the Finance is ensured, and the interest on the part of pharmacies, population, and policy is great," said the Bernese, health Director, Franziska Teuscher (GB), yesterday, in front of the media.

Only: The law does not permit the attempt. But the characters are not bad, the is included a so-called experimental article in the narcotics law. This would allow such a cannabis studies, the Federal Council announced a month ago that he is in favour of such. Health Minister Alain Berset (SP) said at the time that Cannabis remain, nevertheless, a prohibited drug.

Now it is up to the Federal Parliament, to approve the amendment of the law. When the relevant discussions take place is still unclear. Cannabis trials in the national Council is not undisputed. This has been pronounced in the autumn, with 96 to 92 votes for the amendment – similar to just as it should be with the advice of the concrete template. The Parliament agrees, is likely to start with the pilot project in 2021 at the earliest. The Federal Council shall establish for narrow framework for the scientific cannabis studies.

So are allowed to participate only persons who are over 18 years old, are proven to have been using Cannabis and in the community to participate in the pilot experiment. In addition to the city of Berne, Biel, Luzern, Zürich and St. Gallen, have announced their interest in the study implementation.

The consumer must also commit to use the drugs only for personal use and not to resell. In addition to scientific purposes issued Cannabis may not be free. "By and Large, we support the pilot test with adult cannabis consumers," says Rita Hubrich, regional Director of the addiction counselling point, Berner's health. So you are interested about in respect of the cannabis market better regulate.

evaluation end of year

The University of Bern and the city of Bern have now presented yesterday a new approach to dealing with Cannabis want to explore – without the need for an experimental article. Cannabis consumption is widespread in Switzerland, but as consumers, their consumption yourself regulate, only little is known, said study leader Hans jörg Znoj from the Institute of psychology of the University of Bern. To know "here, is, however, important, since no one denies that the regular consumption of Cannabis has a potential risk." With the study, Znoj would like to know what are the strategies in dealing more helpful than others. Also, the attitude of non-users is included.

5000 randomly selected Bern get inside and Berner in the coming weeks, a letter with access to an online survey. Interested persons may attend without invitation. You have to use the time to win in the field of cannabis use, further findings, reasoned Teuscher, the well, launched study. You the course, regardless of the first, and to date not yet approved project. The yesterday presented the study will cost around 90'000 Swiss francs. The city of Bern is involved with 29'000 Swiss francs. First results should be available by the end of the year. "To the Bernese pharmacies are not allowed to give Cannabis in the context of a study of a Stoner, still flowing a lot of water of the Aare river down," said yesterday Teuscher.

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Created: 01.04.2019, 14:51 PM

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