The community of interests Hemp Switzerland (IG Hanf Schweiz | CI Chanvre Suisse | CI Canapa Svizzera) was officially founded on February 15, 2017 and registered in the commercial register (18.04.2017). This association, which brings together the different actors of the industrial sector, wishes to be part of the 21st century challenges of Swiss society; its main objective is to unify all hemp’s interests and to establish a strong link with the legislator, regulatory authorities, companies active in the production, processing and distribution of hemp products and final consumer.
The goals of the association are:
- Allow safe and controlled access to the benefits of hemp for the consumer
- To be a reliable and trustworthy interlocutor
- Contribute at best to the economy, the environment and Swiss society
The rapid evolution of the hemp sector offers many possibilities. Such growth implies increased responsibility on the part of all operators in the sector. Since its creation, the association believes that it is important to commit to constructive cooperation and to address the central issues that concern us all in a changing political framework. The association wishes to become the sectoral partner of a new cannabis policy. In this context, we are committed to promoting a responsible, sustainable, transparent and cooperative cheese industry with the authorities, oriented towards consumer satisfaction.
Current projects of the association are:
- The creation of a Swiss hemp label, to promote to consumers a local production, respectful of the environment and workers
- Participation in the creation of unified standards to regulate the manufacture, processing, and distribution of cannabis products, as well as the control of the substances they contain, in partnership with approved laboratories.
The association advocates for production products based on Swiss hemp, with a chain of value added in Switzerland, for the sake of our economy. We want to work towards the goals of public health and consumer protection. Clear and transparent information supports an effective prevention policy. This agricultural sector with strong development potential also provides Swiss farmers with additional activity, contributing to the protection of our environment and generating measured energy impacts.
Bern, November 30, 2017