Mixed feelings over new Swiss cannabis law

Up to 500,000 people in Switzerland are believed to be occasional cannabis smokers
30 September 2013
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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 possession of up to ten grams of cannabis will receive a CHF100 ($110) fine and not have it put on their criminal record. Supporters of the revision, which was approved by parliament a year ago, argue that liberalising the legislation and shifting from criminal offence to misdemeanour is a realistic approach. (Loi fédérale sur les stupéfiants et les substances psychotropes)

Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Monday, September 30, 2013