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Swiss government wants to ease access to medical marijuana [24.06.2020] The Swiss government wants to empower doctors to prescribe cannabis for medical purposes without authorisation. The Federal Council submitted a revis ...
Switzerland releases details on recreational marijuana experiment, but full legalization likely years away [17.06.2020] The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary product ...
Switzerland green lights recreational marijuana trial [03.06.2020] Switzerland’s National Council has approved a plan to start cannabis trials for recreational use. If it is to be legalised however, the government sa ...
Essais pilotes de cannabis: feu vert d'une commission [31.01.2020] Des essais pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient avoir lieu. La commission compétente du National s'est finalement ralliée vendredi par 17 vo ...
Swiss cannabis market worth up to half a billion francs annually [23.01.2020] Cannabis remains by far the most widespread drug enjoyed in Switzerland, even if the value of the market is much lower than that for cocaine. A study ...
Cannabis: le National entre en matière [10.12.2019] Le Parlement pourra aborder la question des essais pilotes de distribution de cannabis. Contre l'avis de sa commission, le nouveau Conseil national e ...
Cannabis könnte dem Staat über 300 Millionen pro Jahr bringen [19.11.2019] Der Cannabiskonsum spaltet die Schweizer Politik. Die Sozialkommission des Nationalrats hat den Vorschlag des Bundesrats zu einer vorsichtigen Öffnun ...
When harm reduction expansion stifles activism: A lesson from Europe [23.07.2019] Western European harm reduction presents an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the widespread availability of effective harm reduction programs is ...
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 ...
Switzerland aims to legalise medical marijuana [26.06.2019] The Swiss government aims to make it easier for patients to get medical marijuana, proposing to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suff ...
Swiss smoke 'legal cannabis’ in record amounts [18.06.2019] Since 2011, the sale of cannabis products containing up to one percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the ingredient that makes users high – has been l ...
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 ...
Genève fait cavalier seul sur la distribution de cannabis [31.03.2019] Le Canton de Genève sera-t-il le premier de Suisse à accueillir un projet pilote de régulation du cannabis? Le défi est lancé. Selon nos informations ...
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 ...
Swiss may let 5,000 people use marijuana legally for studies [28.02.2019] Switzerland may let up to 5,000 people smoke marijuana legally in pilot studies to help shape new rules for recreational use. The cabinet proposed li ...
'In three years, medical cannabis could be sold in Swiss pharmacies' [04.02.2019] Switzerland’s national drugs policy is often cited as a pioneering, humane model. Twenty-five years ago, the small Alpine nation launched a project f ...
Le cannabis légal permet de panacher sa conso [28.01.2019] De nouvelles variétés de cannabis contenant très peu de THC et beaucoup de CBD ont été développées en Amérique du Nord. Elles ont été adoptées par de ...
Swiss pharmacies want to sell medical and recreational marijuana [11.01.2019] The President of the Pharmacy Association in Zurich, Valeria Dora, says that more and more people in Switzerland are consuming cannabis, and that sel ...
Tilray goes global with Novartis marijuana sales partnership [18.12.2018] Tilray Inc. has signed a global partnership with a division of Swiss drug giant Novartis AG to develop and distribute its medical marijuana in legal ...
Swiss eye local ganja [17.12.2018] The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation th ...
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 ...
How 'fixing rooms' are saving the lives of drug addicts [21.11.2018] All over Europe, every day, many thousands of people will inject heroin in drug consumption rooms. But none of these will be in the UK, where drug ad ...
Berne veut des essais pilotes sur le cannabis [25.10.2018] Le Conseil fédéral veut dorénavant autoriser les essais pilotes avec cannabis. Les résultats de la consultation semblent lui être favorables. UDC mis ...
Kanton Zürich stellt sich hinter Cannabis-Versuche [11.10.2018] What would happen if cannabis could be legally purchased in Switzerland? To find out, Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel have been planning pilot trials ...
Pas de nouvelle loi sur le cannabis [11.09.2018] Pas besoin d'une nouvelle loi fédérale pour régler en détail la culture, le commerce, la consommation et l'imposition du chanvre. Le Conseil national ...
Swiss government supports legalising medical cannabis [04.07.2018] The Federal Council has recommended the approval of the sale of cannabis for medical purposes. It also wants to legalise pilot tests to establish how ...
No cannabis for scientific studies, says parliament [11.06.2018] The Swiss parliament has rejected a motion to allow the use of cannabis in scientific studies investigating the drug’s effects. Opponents saw the mot ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa ...
Cannabis products sold in Lidl Switzerland [19.04.2018] Hemp containing active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) can now be bought in Swiss branches of German discount supermarket chain Lidl. Start-up company T ...
Cannabis: le parlement veut expérimenter [23.03.2018] Des projets pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient pouvoir être menés en la Suisse. Le Parlement maintient la pression après un premier niet f ...
Swiss Parliament adopt bill allowing studies and pilot projects with cannabis [16.03.2018] The Swiss Council of States has adopted a bill allowing studies and pilot projects with cannabis. The Council is calling for an experimental article ...
Vente de cannabis: le National prend les devants [26.01.2018] Des projets pilotes de distribution de cannabis devraient pouvoir être menés. Après le niet de la Confédération, la commission de la santé publique d ...
Étude sur le cannabis: nouvelle demande [12.12.2017] Les Villes de Berne, Bienne, Lucerne et Zurich examinent le dépôt de nouvelles demandes auprès de l’OFSP, après le rejet jugé «surprenant» de la dema ...
Légalisation du cannabis: oui de Berset aux études [04.12.2017] L'Université de Berne pourrait être autorisée à mener son étude sur la vente légale de cannabis. L'Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP) est en ...
Les prix du cannabis légal s'effondrent [28.11.2017] La Suisse connaît un raz-de-marée vert, celui du cannabis légal ou cannabidiol (CBD), dont le taux de l'agent psychotrope THC est inférieur à 1%. Alo ...
The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe [24.11.2017] In fields across Switzerland the harvest time for cannabis is coming to an end, and workers are distributing the crop to shops in France and Switzerl ...
Le coup de frein à la dépénalisation du cannabis fait tousser les experts [15.11.2017] Pas question d’analyser les effets d’une vente régulée de cannabis sur les consommateurs et sur le marché illégal. L’Office fédéral de la santé publi ...
Bern cannabis study rejected for legal reasons [14.11.2017] The University of Bern cannot conduct a study on the effects of the regulated sale of cannabis in pharmacies on behalf of the city’s authorities. In ...
L'Uni de Berne ne pourra pas se servir de cannabis [14.11.2017] Ce projet devait permettre d'étudier les effets de la régularisation de la vente de cannabis sur les consommateurs et sur le trafic de stupéfiants à ...
Les 500 000 fumeurs suisses de cannabis valent une fortune [05.11.2017] Le cannabis légal ? La bataille politique promet d’être âpre, mais les vents poussent en ce sens. Le succès commercial de l’herbe en vente légale, le ...
Réglementer le cannabis: le débat pointe son nez à Genève [31.10.2017] La politique répressive contre le cannabis va-t-elle opérer un tournant? Genève sera-t-il prêt à changer sa pratique? Ce n’est pas exclu. Dans une in ...
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 ...
Les Suisses sont prêts à légaliser le cannabis [16.08.2017] Allumer un petit joint et frémir à la vue de la police, une situation bientôt révolue? La majorité de la population serait favorable à une levée de l ...
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 supermarket to start selling 'legal cannabis' cigarettes [12.07.2017] An independent Swiss cigarette maker has this month launched what it calls the first hemp cigarette in the world – and from July 24th they will be on ...
‘Swiss marijuana champion’ finds new markets with ‘cannabis light’ [28.06.2017] There’s decaffeinated coffee, alcohol-free beer, and now marijuana that doesn’t make you high. The product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD cannabis ...
Legal marijuana could earn millions for Swiss state [16.05.2017] Some 130 firms have registered with the Swiss federal authorities to sell legal pot that could generate CHF30 million ($30.2 million) in annual reven ...
Drug controls are 'absolutely pathetic,' activist says regulation will save lives [25.04.2017] A Vancouver based drug policy researcher has been working for decades to get the federal government to regulate illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine ...
Legalize heroin for 'less overdose deaths,’ forensic psychologist tells Vancouver conference [25.04.2017] A forensic psychologist working with the Canadian prison system is calling for “radically different” approaches to B.C.’s overdose crisis, including ...
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 ...
Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot [22.03.2017] Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legali ...
Du cannabis bientôt disponible en pharmacie? [03.03.2017] Une nouvelle étape vient d'être franchie vers la légalisation de la vente de cannabis: la Ville de Berne a obtenu l'aval de la commission d'éthique c ...
Zurich: Patients should have easier access to cannabis [24.11.2016] People who need cannabis for medical reasons should be issued with a special identity card to help them obtain the drug more easily, say authorities ...
In Switzerland, high-CBD cannabis being sold legally as ‘tobacco substitute’ [24.10.2016] An organic gardening company in Switzerland has managed to make high-CBD cannabis flower available to consumers by capping the THC content and regist ...
Drug deaths now 'a public health emergency' [21.10.2016] “The lessons of a failing national policy need to be learnt,” is the conclusion experts drew about the surge in drug deaths. Deaths from heroin more ...
Lausanne dit oui à l'expérience du joint légal [05.09.2016] Sans surprise, les élus lausannois ont donné leur feu vert à la Ville. Celle-ci pourra rejoindre le groupe formé par les grandes villes de Suisse qui ...
The safe room [01.07.2016] With Australia struggling to curb its crisis with methamphetamine two leading drug reform campaigners, Dr Alex Wodak and Matt Noffs, embarked on a re ...
Fumer un joint légalement [22.06.2016] Fumer un joint en toute légalité? La perspective est à portée de main de centaines de consommateurs d’herbe alors que Genève, Zurich, Bâle et Berne m ...
Swiss health minister open to cannabis distribution trials [16.04.2016] In an interview with the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper, Berset said that his department welcomes trying out "new models and directions" such as controlled ...
Wenn der Jugendanwalt das Betäubungsmittel liefert [05.04.2016] Wie gelingt es, den Konsum von Cannabis zu verringern? Darüber zerbrechen sich einige Schweizer Grossstädte schon seit Jahren den Kopf. In einer Arbe ...
France has highest (number of) teen cannabis smokers [14.03.2016] France and Canada have the highest percentage of 15-year-old cannabis smokers among 42 well-off nations surveyed by the World Health Organization. Wh ...
Bern pharmacies gear up for pot pilot project [13.03.2016] Bern's city government announced it had commissioned the university’s Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) to research the effects of s ...
'Cannabis clubs' set for four Swiss cities [12.02.2016] Representatives of the cities Zurich, Basel, Bern and Geneva met to discuss how to regulate the sale of cannabis, broadcaster SRF reported. Cannabis ...
Städte setzen auf Cannabis-Klubs [04.02.2016] Im Bundeshaus hat Drogenpolitik keine Konjunktur, dafür kommt Dynamik aus den Städten. Vertreter aus Zürich, Genf, Basel, Bern, Winterthur treffen si ...
Ruth Dreifuss: «L’Etat doit se substituer aux dealers» [30.11.2015] "Je préfère mettre l’accent sur le fait que l’on place ces substances sous le contrôle de l’Etat, en fonction de leur dangerosité. Il existe un spect ...
Cannabis: The comeback of a banned medicine [22.06.2015] "When pure and administered carefully, is one of the most valuable medicines we possess,” wrote British physician John Russell Reynolds in 1890, prai ...
Boom du cannabis indoor [20.05.2015] Les faits divers mettent en lumière un phénomène impressionnant: en un an, le nombre de plantations découvertes a pratiquement quadruplé, passant de ...
Drug users should be able to get heroin from the health system [13.04.2015] No fewer than six randomised controlled trials – in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, and England – concluded that heroin assiste ...
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 ...
The rise of cannabis farms in Switzerland [24.03.2015] The cultivation, trade and consumption of high volumes of cannabis with more then 1% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a prosecutable offence in Switzerl ...
Bern will Kiffen in Clubs erlauben [12.03.2015] Die Stadt Bern soll sich an einem Pilotversuch mit Cannabis-Clubs beteiligen. Das Stadtparlament hat einen Vorstoss der linksgrünen Fraktion überwiese ...
Gangs at war over Swiss cannabis plantations [17.02.2015] The public prosecutor of St Gallen ordered the detention in custody of two suspects following a shooting at an industrial building in Altstätten whic ...
Geneva committee backs legalizing marijuana [07.01.2015] Authorities are considering a radical liberalization of drug laws in the Swiss canton in a bid to undermine the black market in cannabis. "We are agr ...
Genf macht vorwärts mit Cannabis-Pilotprojekt [29.12.2014] In mehreren Schweizer Kantonen sind Diskussionen im Gang, ob und wie der Konsum von Cannabis legalisiert werden könnte. Eine Vorreiterrolle spielt Ge ...
Genève doit s’adresser à Berne avant de pouvoir réglementer le cannabis [28.12.2014] A l’avenir, les Genevois pourront-ils fumer du cannabis dans des clubs? Quoi qu’il en soit, la feuille de route en vue d’une légalisation du cannabis ...
Cannabis policy reform in Europe [27.12.2014] While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, Europe seems to be lagging behind. That is to say, in European nations at the level of na ...
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 legalisation returns to Swiss agenda [21.11.2014] Switzerland has always played a pioneering role in drug policy. In 1986, it was the first to open shelters for addicts and in 1994 it medically presc ...
Du Río de la Plata au Lac Léman [19.11.2014] La politique vis-à-vis du cannabis est en rapide évolution. Ainsi, les citoyens de l'Alaska et de l'Oregon, comme ceux de Washington DC, la capitale ...
Dreifuss unterstützt Cannabis-Vereine [18.10.2014] In Anwesenheit der ehemaligen Bundesrätin Ruth Dreifuss haben sich Vertreter aus Genf, Zürich, Bern und Basel getroffen, um über ein Projekt zur Cann ...
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 ...
Bundesrat zweifelt an rechtlicher Grundlage [04.09.2014] In Genf wird derzeit darüber nachgedacht, ob Lokale für eine kontrollierte Cannabis-Abgabe für den Eigenkonsum eingerichtet werden sollen. Auch ander ...
Les clubs de cannabis passent un nouveau cap [18.08.2014] Le chemin qui mène à la régularisation du cannabis se poursuit malgré les récentes réserves de l’Office fédéral de la santé publique (OFSP). «Le Cons ...
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 ...
Oui au cannabis, mais pas pour les mineurs [03.07.2014] Comment régulariser le cannabis? Lancé en 2012, un groupe interpartis a élaboré un projet rendu public à la fin de 2013. Celui-ci pose les bases d’un ...
Genève devrait tester le marché régulé et taxé du cannabis [19.06.2014] Le groupe interpartis, qui planche sur la régularisation du marché du cannabis à Genève, vient de publier son deuxième rapport. Il dit avoir bien ent ...
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 ...
Streit um neue Regeln für den Drogenmarkt [07.04.2014] Nach Jahren des Stillstands ist die Drogenpolitik wieder in Bewegung. Städte wie Genf, Basel oder Zürich bemühen sich um Projekte für eine regulierte ...
Un rapport prône la légalisation du cannabis [07.04.2014] Le cannabis devrait être légalisé. Telle est la recommandation de la Coordination politique des addictions (CPA). Elle préconise une régularisation d ...
Une commission réfléchit à une régulation du cannabis en Suisse [24.03.2014] L'interdiction totale du cannabis en Suisse, demeure insatisfaisante, constate la Commission fédérale pour les questions liées aux drogues (CFLD). Ce ...
Major Swiss cities set to back 'cannabis clubs' [13.03.2014] Adults may be legally able to seek out clubs in certain Swiss cities to buy state-certified cannabis, free of chemicals, for personal use under a pil ...
«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 ...
‘Federal dealer’ on 20 years of heroin scheme [13.02.2014] The abject drug misery that held sway at Zurich’s Platzspitz park, known popularly as “Needle Park”, spurred Switzerland in 1993 to opt for a pragmat ...
Swiss want to reopen pot legalization debate [02.02.2014] A Swiss parliamentary committee looking into drug issues wants to reopen the debate on the legalization of marijuana in the wake of developments in t ...
Le débat sur la légalisation du cannabis refait surface à Genève [05.12.2013] Cultiver, vendre et autoriser la consommation de cannabis au sein d’associations contrôlées par l’Etat sur une période de trois ans, voilà le projet ...
Réglementer le marché du cannabis dans des clubs sociaux [04.12.2013] Un groupe de députés genevois interpartis propose une expérience pilote: autoriser pendant trois ans dans le canton la culture, la distribution et la ...
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 ...
Schritte zur Legalisierung von Cannabis [09.01.2013] Zusammen mit dem Bund und der Stadt Basel will Zürich ein breit angelegtes Forschungsprojekt anstossen, um offene Fragen rund um Handel und Konsum vo ...
Zurich calls for study on legalizing marijuana [07.01.2013] The Swiss city of Zurich's parliament voted to call on the government to commission a national study on legalizing marijuana, local media said. The v ...
Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al ...
Governing The Global Drug Wars [23.10.2012] Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have fail ...
Le TF annule le concordat latin sur la culture du chanvre [05.10.2012] Le Tribunal fédéral (TF) a jugé qu'il empiétait sur la compétence exhaustive de la Confédération en matière de réglementation des stupéfiants. Très d ...
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 ...
Switzerland’s cocaine hot spots rival Amsterdam [17.08.2012] A recent study that found cocaine use in big Swiss cities is among the highest in Europe comes as no surprise to experts, who say it is easy to find ...
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 ...
Dope smokers face fines but no court procedure [04.06.2012] The Swiss Parliament has agreed in principle to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of opening a mandatory criminal proce ...
New heroin-assisted treatment [31.03.2012] The prescription of substitution drugs, such as methadone and buprenorphine, has become a mainstream, first-line treatment for opioid dependence, wit ...
Time for a truce in the war against drugs? [18.03.2012] Arguing that a drug-free society is unattainable, a commission of global figures – including former Swiss minister Ruth Dreifuss – are promoting a ra ...
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 ...
Needle Park remembered [02.02.2012] The Platzspitz or “Needle Park” in Zürich was one of the world’s most notorious open drug scenes, attracting users from all over Europe. After its cl ...
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. ...
A hunger strike divides Switzerland [17.11.2010] Imprisoned cannabis farmer Bernard Rappaz has been on hunger strike for more than 80 days in protest at a prison sentence he considers too high. Doct ...
From the Mountaintops [27.10.2010] Published by the Open Society Foundations, this report looks at how evidence-based services such as heroin treatment, injection rooms, and needle exc ...
What the World Can Learn from Switzerland’s Drug Policy Shift [25.10.2010] This short film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), a grantee of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program, outlines how the country suc ...
Marijuana Legalization [30.06.2010] A number of other countries have implemented changes in law that significantly reduce the extent of criminalization of marijuana use. Only in Austral ...
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 ...
The Erratic Crusade of the INCB [18.02.2003] In the Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2002 that was released on February 26, the president of the Board, Dr. Philip O. Emafo ...
The impact of heroin prescription on heroin markets in Switzerland [01.01.2000] A program of heroin prescription was introduced in Switzerland in 1994. This initially targeted 1,000 heavily dependent heroin users, most of whom we ...

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