Bid to have pot smokers fined not prosecuted

Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Parliament has launched a new attempt to decriminalise the consumption of cannabis, four years after voters rejected a proposal for the full legalisation of the drug. The House of Representatives voted to impose a fine of SFr200 ($218) for the possession and consumption of up to ten grams of the substance instead of prosecuting the individuals. Supporters said a pragmatic, efficient and uniform sanctioning system was necessary to deal with a social reality.