Zurich: Patients should have easier access to cannabis

Authorization is so complicated and overly bureaucratic that many people look to obtain the drug illegally
The Local (Switzerland)
Thursday, November 24, 2016

People who need cannabis for medical reasons should be issued with a special identity card to help them obtain the drug more easily, say authorities in the canton of Zurich. It’s already legal for people to consume cannabis-based products for medical purposes, but they currently require authorization from the Swiss federal health office in order to do so, reported news agencies. Earlier this year authorities in the Swiss capital Bern announced they were supporting the development of a pilot project which would see cannabis sold in pharmacies in the city.