Swiss City of Lausanne to Launch Recreational Cannabis Trial This Fall

Swiss City of Lausanne to Launch Recreational Cannabis Trial This Fall
High Times

Cann-L (or Cannabis Lausanne), the four-year recreational cannabis trial, will be launched by the end of the year, according to municipal councillor Emilie Moeschler who spoke to the press on Tuesday, “In Lausanne, as in other cities, cannabis is very present … It is essential for cities to launch such experimental studies to address the issue in an objective and dispassionate way,” he said. He also stressed that the city “has already shown, in 2018, its interest in a pilot experiment with the federal authorities in order to change its policy in this area.” The city is now on track to become the second in the country after Basel, to proceed with a recreational cannabis trial. Bern, Geneva, and Zurich are also in the process of developing their own projects. The May 15, 2021, amendment of the Federal Narcotics Act allowed these five cities to proceed. Lausanne: Similar, But Different In Lausanne, allowed products will be sold in a dedicated store run by the non-profit Cann-L. Unlike German-speaking parts of the country which have chosen to use pharmacies for the trial, Lausanne’s entry into the conversation will be more like the Spanish idea of a cannabis club. All hemp sold in the facility will have to meet two requirements—being both grown locally and produced in organic environments. The police will monitor the facility, identify the cannabis being sold and differentiate products sold legally vs. the black market. Consumption is not allowed in public, and of course, customers may not resell to third parties. Pricing has been designed to match the black market—namely flower will retail for between 10-13 francs per gram. Participants will not be allowed to purchase more than 10 grams a month. Study participants (aka customers) will be required to have residency in Lausanne and, further, already use…

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