Politics Blog

Blog entries on (Swiss) hemp policy

Knowledge Politics

Financial advantages of legalization

What legalization would bring economically is hardly discussed. However, the topic offers plenty to talk about. The possible legalization of...
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Consumer Protection Knowledge Politics

Update on the pilot tests

This summer, the topic of cannabis was regularly taken up by the media. The focus was on the so-called pilot...
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Politics

Solothurn demands THC legalization

At the national level, slow progress has been made with regard to cannabis legalization. Now the canton of Solothurn is...
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Consumer Protection Knowledge Politics Products

Denatured hemp oils – What’s next?

The impending introduction of mandatory denaturation for hemp oils poses major problems for the cannabis industry. In the last post...
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Politics

Cannabis in the focus of the public

Media release of IG Hemp, July 5, 2022 As a member of IG Hemp, Herba di Berna reproduces here the...
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Politics

New step for legalization

The U.S. House of Commons passed the Marijuana Reform Act this spring, which would legalize cannabis nationwide. Things are also...
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THC limit of 1% soon also applies to CBD cannabis resin

It pays to keep at it. After interventions of the hemp industry, the Federal Council holds that also cannabis resin...
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Consumer Protection Politics

Comment on VKCS article “Health risk in many foods containing CBD”.

At the beginning of February, the Association of Cantonal Chemists of Switzerland (VKCS) went public with a media release on...
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Politics

Is the legalization of THC now coming?

There has been a lot happening in the cannabis legalization space in recent weeks. Legalization suddenly seems quite a bit...
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Politics

Population survey on cannabis regulation

At the beginning of July 2021, the FOPH published the results of a population survey on cannabis at a media...
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Politics

Regulatory chaos in the cannabis industry

Anyone wishing to enter the trade and production of cannabis products in Switzerland must first take an in-depth look at...
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Politics

PI Siegenthaler for a new regulation of cannabis policy

Some time ago, National Councilor Heinz Siegenthaler (center) submitted a parliamentary initiative (PI) calling for far-reaching new regulation of the...
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Politics

Postulate Minder for more legal certainty

Following a meeting with IG Hemp, Council of States member Thomas Minder (no party affiliation, SVP parliamentary group) submitted a...
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Consumer Protection Politics

Change in the law with regard to cannabis medicines

After the Council of States unanimously approved a bill to amend the Narcotics Act (BetmG) with regard to cannabis medicines...
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Politics

EU allows full-spectrum CBD for cosmetics

In the European Union, natural full-spectrum CBD has also been approved as a cosmetic ingredient since the beginning of March...
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Politics

Federal Council approves cannabis pilot projects

On March 31, 2021, it became clear that pilot cannabis dispensaries could be approved by the FOPH starting in mid-May....
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Politics

Legal cultivation and simplified dispensing of cannabis medicinal products

In the final vote of the spring session 2021, the National Council and the Council of States approved business 20.060...
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Consumer Protection Politics

Finally: Cannabis is a cure without ifs and buts

No more exemption permits needed for prescribing cannabis by physicians. The National Council has facilitated the medical use of hemp...
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Politics Stories

Historic decision of the UN and the European Court of Justice

UN complies with WHO recommendation to reassess cannabis classification Two positive decisions on cannabis bode well for international cannabis policy....
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Politics

All eyes on Brussels

Decision of the EU Commission could harm the hemp industry While on the one hand a lot of educational work...
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