Starting signal for pilot project
Starting today, you can legally smoke weed in Basel
Nine Basel pharmacies will have cannabis in their range from Monday. But only those who are part of a study by the canton get the legal weed.
Published: 16 minutes ago
Updated: 15 minutes ago
Smoking weed allowed! This has been the case in Basel since today – but only for the 374 people who were admitted to the pilot test.
For the joint in the pharmacy: A cannabis pilot project will start in Basel on Monday. 374 people can legally obtain weed as part of a study called “Weed Care”.
The first study group of 180 people can buy various cannabis products in nine pharmacies. Your ID card issued for the study entitles you to purchase it. Two hashish and four organic cannabis flower products from the Aargau company Pure Production are used. They cost 8 to 12 francs per gram.
The interest in the cannabis study was great. According to the authorities, almost 700 people have registered. A good half has been approved according to certain criteria. There are 302 men, 66 women and 6 non-binary people. The youngest person is 18 years old, the oldest 76. The average age of the study participants is 36 years.
Pilot trial delayed
The study aims to examine the health effects of regulated cannabis sales. It is carried out by the health department in cooperation with the university psychiatric clinics and the University of Basel. The study is intended to provide facts for the discussion of future cannabis policy.
The pilot project should have started last fall. But because the cannabis fell through the quality control of the Basel authorities, the start was delayed. (SDA/lha)
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