Switzerland Is Giving Weed A Try As Cannabis Legalization Gains Steam In Europe

By Clarisa Diaz, QUARTZ on March 23, 2023

Germany and France are also considering changing their marijuana policies.

This summer some residents of Zurich will be as high as the alps. The city and the University of Zurich will launch a study titled “Züri Can—Cannabis with Responsibility” that will examine the possibilities and effects of the regulated sale and consumption of the drug among a test group of 2,100 residents.

Switzerland has allowed the sale of medical cannabis with less than 1% THC since 2011. The country decriminalized recreational cannabis possession in 2013, but even consumers caught with less than 10 grams (.35 ounces) can still be fined.