Rev Med Suisse. 2021 Jun 9;17(742):1106-1107.
On March 31, 2021, the Swiss Federal Council accepted the Ordinance on Pilot Trials under the Narcotics Law, which will come into force on May 15, 2021 and will authorize pilot trials of recreational cannabis use by adults. The purpose of these trials will be to provide a scientific basis for future policy decisions on cannabis regulation. This ordinance is based on the idea that the legislator must give himself the possibility to experiment, as it was already the case in the 1990s with the pilot projects of heroin prescription, which proved to be useful in the legislative process, leading to changes of opinion among specialists, as well as in the general public – and thus in politics.
Source: ncbi 2