Items tagged with switzerland

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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 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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