'Cannabis clubs' set for four Swiss cities

Four Swiss cities have agreed to launch pilot projects for the creation of cannabis clubs allowing members to use the drug without penalty
The Local (Switzerland)
Friday, February 12, 2016

switzerland-cannabis2Representatives of the cities Zurich, Basel, Bern and Geneva met to discuss how to regulate the sale of cannabis, broadcaster SRF reported. Cannabis is illegal to possess in Switzerland, even if police in many cantons turn a blind eye to personal use. A maximum of 2,000 people will participate, which remains a small share of the more than 500,000 people who use cannabis. Geneva’s proposed pilot project would authorize the controlled use of cannabis for youth and adults suffering from serious problems linked to the drug.