The cultivation of narcotics containing an effective concentration of cannabinoids (‘cannabis’), that is used in the pilot trials in accordance with Art. 8a of the Narcotics Act (NarcA), requires an exceptional licence from the FOPH.
In order to cultivate cannabis that is used in the pilot trials in accordance with Art. 8a NarcA, an exceptional licence is required from the FOPH in accordance with Art. 8 para. 5 NarcA.
The public or private organisations responsible for conducting pilot trials designate their own producer(s). Interested cultivators should submit an application for an exceptional licence to cultivate cannabis together with the responsible organisations that intend to conduct a pilot trial and who wish to submit a corresponding application to the FOPH.