Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis

Legalize It has long campaigned to legalize the drug but all previous attempts have failed
The Local (Switzerland)
Monday, April 24, 2017
The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized after the group Legalize It launched a popular initiative to that effect. Cannabis is illegal in Switzerland though the law was relaxed in 2013. Instead of facing criminal proceedings, adults caught with ten grams or less of pot can be subjected to a 100-franc spot fine, though that is enforced to varying degrees across the country. This new popular initiative proposes cannabis consumption and production for personal use should be made legal – except for minors – and that its sale should be regulated and taxed by the government, reported the Tages Anzeiger. (See also: Could Switzerland become the first European country to legally regulate cannabis?)