Swiss cannabis smokers will be allowed to grow four marijuana plants each

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by oltex, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Swiss cannabis smokers will be allowed to grow four marijuana plants each (to stop them buying drugs illegally)
    DailyMail / Ian Sparks / 17th November 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. In a bizarre twist to the new law, four people sharing a house can grow up to 16 plants - but only if each person tends to their own crop.

    The deregulation of Switzerland's already lax cannabis laws has been agreed by four neighbouring regions in the French-speaking part of the Alpine country.


    Alpine oddity: Drug users will be able to grow up to four cannabis plants each in four regions of Switzerland, including the beautiful Neuchatel (pictured)

    A spokesman for the Neuchatel region said: 'We have agreed these new rules to prevent drugs tourism between regions where the rules are different, and to stop them buying it on the streets. 'But one person can not start growing more than four plants just by claiming they live with other people. 'In this case, these other people have to actually be cultivating the plants themselves.


    Strange strategy: Four people sharing a house will be able to grow 16 plants between them, providing each can prove they are cultivating their own crop

    'This means attending to the plant in such a way as to make it grow..

    Swiss daily Le Matin quipped: 'This basically means that you can grow four more plants for every housemate you have - just as long as they know how to hold a watering can.'

    The rules will apply in the cantons of Vaud, Neuchatel, Geneva and Fribourg from January 1 next year.
  2. That's great news. I had heard that Switzerland, after a period of enlightened cannabis policy in the late 1990s and early 2000s, was regressing back towards stringent prohibition. I hope this sticks. Way to go, swiss...:hello:
  3. I cannot even explain how jealous I am right now, seriously considering moving to Switzerland.

    But this really is fantastic news, maybe other countries may follow suite! (I doubt it though :()
  4. this is really good news!!!!! everytime i see something like this i get very happy! good for them!
  5. yup,,who would have thought the Swiss would be the first country to legalize and shoot the UN and the US the finger,,,does anyone have any idea if the Swiss signed the UN treaty on drugs?
  6. that's fantastic news, more power to the Swiss!
  7. best news ive heard this year!
  8. Oltex ya beat me to again, I posted this in the other section, although mine was from TokeOftheTown. (See below.)

    Switzerland Legalizing Up To 4 Marijuana Plants January 1 - Toke of the Town

    Its good to hear too. If things don't improve in this country I think I just might move to Switzerland.
  9. I expect the Swiss will end up having to build a fence around their borders,,,to keep illegal American immigrants out!!!!!
  10. What about the selling of cannabis? Does this new law mean there will be Swiss coffeeshops?
  11. sounds good to me
  12. That would be so awesome if that was the law in Canada. No more dealers, grow your own!
  13. Im on dem zany bars, my weed is medical, geeked up off dem bars

    Oh... hehe, good song...

    Anyways HELL YEAH!!!!!! This is amazing, so this means that they basically legalized over there? That's legit as fuck man, this is really going to push for change around the world. Very cool!
  14. #15 floating_by, Nov 19, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 19, 2011
    Why would you need them?

    This is awesome to see. Shit, does anyone really need to grow 100 plants in a residential house unless they're dealing? No.
    50% of the American drug war could be ended tomorrow with a similar plan here. Pot would instantly become the biggest non-event ever. Bravo to the Swiss for their harm reduction efforts once again. :hello:

    Anyone know which regions they are referring to? The Swiss Alps basically back up to France, and these are French-speaking areas of Switzerland. Not sure where this notion of "drug tourism" comes in?

    It's interesting to say the least. Imagine if 4 cities in a state legalized like this and the rest of the cities in the state continued on with prohibition. What a potential mess too!
  15. This is awesome news! Every law change like this brings the rest of the world millimeters closer to responsible marijuana laws.
  16. Dude, why wouldn't you want another country with coffee shops? It'd be awesome to fly there to smoke and ski.. real swiss choclate for munchies.... hmm :smoke:
    Plus not everyone can grow their own. What happens if a grower sells his surplus? Is that still illegal? The article doesn't mention this.

    I'm guessing Switzerland is divided into districts each with their own local laws, that are united under a federal government kind of like USA.
    It's basically like if California legalized weed and then all states agreed to legalize it as well to prevent drug tourism between the states.... in other words awesomeness for the swiss.
  17. just go to a hostel, make friends with the kids who work there who will probably be growing it and boom you got your in. Actually, it wouldn't surprise me if the local kids who work in the hostel aren't just selling it to the backpackers.
  18. i need to purchase some pot in Geneva, Switzerland. I am visiting and dont know where to get it.
  19. you can't post about that here. Hint- try the bars. stand out side when they smoke cigarettes and counter your intuition, ask around, who care's if they're a narc they probably have bad shit any way (don't buy narc weed)

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