Cannabis consumption to be liberalised

Pot smokers face a fine of SFr100 if caught
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Despite dogged opposition by conservatives, parliament has approved a proposal to impose a fine on consumers of small amounts of cannabis instead of opening formal criminal proceedings. However, the decision stops short of legalising the substance. The move, which brings Switzerland in line with other European countries that tolerate dope smoking in small amounts, comes four years after voters rejected a plan to decriminalise cannabis.