Items tagged with switzerland and decriminalization

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No punishment for minors with small amounts of cannabis [18.07.2019] Possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis is not a punishable offence in Switzerland, regardless of whether you are a minor or an adult, the Feder ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Swiss police want more clarity on cannabis [15.06.2019] The number of fines related to cannabis dropped from 18,000 in 2017 to barely more than 7,000 last year. French-speaking cantons and Zurich especiall ...
Swiss health commission calls for legalisation of cannabis [30.04.2019] The Federal Commission for Addiction Issues said that cannabis use in Switzerland had not changed significantly in the past ten years. Despite its po ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
Harm reduction is the right way to treat drug abuse [24.11.2018] Portugal’s policies are based on “harm reduction” approaches pioneered in countries such as Switzerland in the 1980s. The idea is to emphasise treatm ...
A Zurich, posséder jusqu’à 10 grammes de cannabis n’est plus illégal [21.09.2017] A Zurich, la possession de cannabis en petite quantité à partir de l’âge de 18 ans est désormais légale. Jusqu’ici, un adulte contrôlé avec sur lui j ...
Schützt die Jugend – legalisiert Cannabis! [24.08.2017] Dass eine grosse Mehrheit des Stimmvolks vor bald zehn Jahren nichts von einer Legalisierung wissen wollte, darf kein Grund sein für eine Arbeitsverw ...
Where there’s smoke, there’s political fire [16.07.2017] The rising popularity of marijuana that doesn’t make you high – a product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD cannabis” – is causing a headache for Swi ...
Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis [24.04.2017] The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized after the group Legalize It launched a popular initi ...
Swiss oasis for legal cannabis, without the high [14.04.2017] Posters of bright green cannabis plants advertise its wares, which, like those sold openly in a growing number of shops across Switzerland, are compl ...
Cannabis-Klubs in Schweizer Städten in weiter Ferne [11.04.2015] In den Schweizer Städten wird Cannabis ungehemmt konsumiert. Die Städte möchten deshalb Pilotversuche für einen kontrollierten Konsum in Klubs. Doch ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
«Das Cannabis-Verbot bringt nichts» [01.12.2014] In Deutschland hat der Schildowerkreis, eine Vereinigung von mehr als 100 Strafrechtsprofessorinnen und Strafrechtsprofessoren, vor zwei Wochen das V ...
Cannabis-Klubs als Lösung? [24.09.2014] Derzeit werden im Kanton Genf konkrete Projekte für Cannabis-Klubs erörtert. Es stellt sich die Frage, wie solche Konzepte unter dem geltenden Betäub ...
Täglich zehn Gramm von der Stadt [13.08.2014] Schweizer Städte wollen mit der Cannabisabgabe experimentieren. Doch auf eidgenössischer Ebene scheint eine rechtliche Änderung unwahrscheinlich. «Di ...
Drogenexperten machen Dampf für straffreies Kiffen [08.04.2014] Experten haben die Debatte um die ­Legalisierung von Cannabis neu lanciert. «Die repressive Drogenpolitik ist gescheitert», erklärte Thilo Beck, Mita ...
«Wir wollen die Dealer austrocknen» [22.02.2014] Cannabis-Konsum soll in Vereinen mit Mitgliederbeitrag legal werden. Das fordert ein überparteiliches Genfer Komitee. Im Genfer Projekt können sich E ...
Pot group advises how to avoid new cannabis fine [08.10.2013] Authorities in Switzerland decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis earlier this month with the introduction of a 100-franc fine but a ...
Mixed feelings over new Swiss cannabis law [30.09.2013] From October 1, 2013, an adult caught smoking cannabis in Switzerland can escape formal legal proceedings by paying a fine. Anyone over 18 caught in ...
Cannabis consumption to be liberalised [20.09.2012] Despite dogged opposition by conservatives, parliament has approved a proposal to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of ...
Drug use is an issue for society, not the criminal justice system [10.09.2012] There is no reliable evidence that tougher criminal sanctions deter drug use or offending. On the contrary, criminalisation worsens the health and we ...
Experts debate what to do about cannabis [22.07.2012] Should pot be outlawed, controlled, or just legalised? For anti-addiction experts, regulating consumption would counter a drug market associated with ...
Bid to have pot smokers fined not prosecuted [06.03.2012] Parliament has launched a new attempt to decriminalise the consumption of cannabis, four years after voters rejected a proposal for the full legalisa ...
Swiss cannabis smokers will be allowed to grow four marijuana plants each [17.11.2011] Cannabis smokers in Switzerland will soon be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants each at home to stop them buying drugs on the black market. ...
Voters agree heroin scheme, but throw out dope [30.11.2008] The Swiss look set to approve the government's drugs policy, including the prescription of heroin to addicts, but will reject a plan to decriminalise ...
Fate of drug laws hazy but voters will decide [23.10.2008] A first opinion poll found that the prescription of heroin for addicts stands a good chance of passing on November 30. However, a proposal to decrimi ...
Cannabis dreams drift away [07.04.2008] Following decades of rising cannabis use and talk of liberalisation, Switzerland had appeared poised to become the marijuana capital of Europe. The c ...

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