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  • Post Time Posted July 05, 2018
The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Switzerland is aiming to make access to medical cannabis easier. The organization has given the Federal Department of Home Affairs until Summer 2019 to come up with possible regulations to change the current situation. Permission for medical cannabis use is currently set on a case-by-case basis, making it difficult for patients and delays treatment. 

While that is going on, the health ministry will look into whether health insurance companies can cover the costs for patients using medical cannabis. 

The FOPH noted that around 3,000 people were treated with medical cannabis last year. Most of these were cases of older patients or patients with the final stage of cancer or other terminal diseases. 

The news comes in conjunction with the FOPH granting permission of a number of cities to scientifically study the effects of legalized recreational marijuana on public health and safety. 

Source: https://www.thelocal.ch/20180705/swiss-government-backs-scientific-trials-into-cannabis-use


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