Switzerland’s government is aiming to make it easier to access medical marijuana, which is used by those suffering from cancer or other serious medical conditions.
The proposed rules would make it possible for doctors to directly prescribe cannabis as part of their treatment, said the Federal Council in a statement.
Currently, patients have to apply for an exception from the Federal Office of Public Health to get a prescription. Around 3,000 people were granted an exception last year.
The growing, processing and sale medical of cannabis would all become possible under a regulated system.
However, non-medical cannabis would continue to be illegal.
A formal consultation period runs until the middle of October 2019.