The canton of Vaud in Switzerland has recently taken a big step in regulating the sale of cannabis. The project to regulate cannabis consumption, which was launched in 2018, was approved by the Vaud Grand Council on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
This regulation will limit the sale of cannabis to adults and allow for better control over its quality. The aim is to combat cannabis consumption among young people and limit the risks associated with consuming low-quality cannabis. The regulation project also includes the introduction of a taxation system for cannabis sales.
Vaud will thus become the first Swiss canton to allow for the regulated sale of cannabis. This decision has been welcomed by many consumer protection associations for cannabis. According to these associations, this regulation will allow for better monitoring of cannabis consumption and reduce the risks associated with its consumption.
However, it is important to note that this regulation does not mean the legalization of cannabis. In Switzerland, cannabis consumption remains illegal, but authorities tolerate the consumption of small amounts of cannabis for recreational purposes.
The decision of the canton of Vaud has been closely followed by other Swiss cantons. Some regions, such as the canton of Geneva, have also launched projects to regulate cannabis sales. This development could mark a turning point in Swiss cannabis policy.
It is important to emphasize that the regulation of cannabis consumption is a complex issue that triggers many debates. However, it seems that the regulation of cannabis sales is a compromise solution that allows for better control of cannabis consumption. This regulation will also help reduce the risks associated with the consumption of low-quality cannabis.
In conclusion, the decision of the canton of Vaud to regulate the sale of cannabis is an important step in the fight against the risks associated with cannabis consumption. This regulation will allow for better control of cannabis consumption and limit the risks to public health. We hope that this decision will be followed by other Swiss cantons and that this will mark the beginning of a positive development in Swiss cannabis policy.