No cannabis for scientific studies, says parliament

The vote comes after a November 2017 federal decision to block a University of Bern study
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Monday, June 11, 2018

The Swiss parliament has rejected a motion to allow the use of cannabis in scientific studies investigating the drug’s effects. Opponents saw the motion as a back-door path towards liberalization. After a narrow victory at the committee stage, the motion was rejected in the House of Representatives by another slim margin: 96 votes to 93, with two abstentions. The conservative-right Swiss People’s Party and centrist Christian Democrats voted en masse against the idea, which they saw as an implicit route towards liberalising cannabis consumption. The vote comes after a November 2017 federal decision to block a University of Bern study.