Cannabis legalisation returns to Swiss agenda

The idea is to set up clubs where anyone over 18 can smoke marijuana in a regulated setting
21 November 2014
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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 prescribed heroin. Today, its cities are looking at introducing cannabis social clubs – a controversial issue. "We propose experimenting with a possible new model because we need evidence of how the black market, crime and public health would change as a result of regulation," former interior minister Ruth Dreifuss, also a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, explained. "The pilot project will give us experience and facts so we can design a new policy."

Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Friday, November 21, 2014