By The Local 
Switzerland’s Federal Council announced on Wednesday it wants to give the go-ahead to scientific trials into cannabis use in the country. In a statement, the government noted that cannabis use in Switzerland is on the rise despite laws prohibiting its use. The black market is flourishing and people are at risk because the quality of cannabis consumed cannot be guaranteed, Bern said. For these reasons, the government wants to tweak drug legislation, allowing for scientific trials into the impact of recreational cannabis use on health and public safety.