Switzerland

Fri
15
May

Switzerland: Stop-cannabis.ch

Help and advice for cannabis users and their entourage

This site helps you in thinking about your cannabis use or that of those around you. You can also inform you about the risks and receive personalized recommendations. Forum, testimonials, test, Coach: so many aids to the point!

 
App Stop-cannabis-ch for Iphone / Android (Free)

This application helps you to quit smoking.
Developed by experts from the University of Geneva, it offers free personalized advice. After defining a profile, you will receive regular follow-up messages, as if a personal trainer accompanied you throughout your stop!

Fri
15
May

Switzerland: Stop-cannabis.ch

Help and advice for cannabis users and their entourage

This site helps you in thinking about your cannabis use or that of those around you. You can also inform you about the risks and receive personalized recommendations. Forum, testimonials, test, Coach: so many aids to the point!

 
App Stop-cannabis-ch for Iphone / Android (Free)

This application helps you to quit smoking.
Developed by experts from the University of Geneva, it offers free personalized advice. After defining a profile, you will receive regular follow-up messages, as if a personal trainer accompanied you throughout your stop!

Wed
13
May

This App Teaches How to Grow Cannabis

The idea of developing an app dedicated to marijuana growing has been thought up by the creators of ilovegrowingmarijuana.com: through that website, many people asked how to get a collection of articles in the form of an eBook, in order to read or consult it when and where they want.

Fri
01
May

Marijuana's magic bean men

The outlaw botanists who designed the marijuana Americans smoke and the money they didn't make doing it

Since almost everyone interviewed for this story is, or has been, a criminal, almost everyone long ago adopted pseudonyms. Some are no longer criminals, so don’t mind their real names being used. Some are no longer criminals, but still prefer to use their pseudonyms.

Fri
01
May

High prescription? DRUGS IN MEDICINE

From so-called drugs, there is usually only negative to report. The thoroughly existing medical potential of psychoactive substances is therefore often not perceived or further explored. Apart from cannabis currently but also substances such as LSD and Ketamine again get  more attention in medical research. How narrow is the line between drug and drug? Which medical potentials are currently being explored? And what are the risks?

Cannabis on prescription?

Thu
09
Apr

Marijuana, the turning point in Switzerland: "Yes to the pilot project for Cannabis social clubs"

The country, always a pioneer in the field of drug policies, says stop the prohibition and send a delegation to Uruguay to study a plan of legalization. "It can be done by us," say experts. So in Geneva, in 2015, they will start testing.

Thu
26
Mar

The rise of cannabis farms in Switzerland

Indoor cannabis cultivation is on the rise in Switzerland. Many are professionally-run operations. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

Cannabis is the most commonly consumed illegal drug in Switzerland. In a 2013 report by UNICEF on the welfare of children, Switzerland ranked as having the second highest rate of cannabis consumption. Almost 25% of all children aged 11, 13 and 15 reported having used cannabis.

Since October 2013 use of the drug has effectively been decriminalised. Anyone caught with under 10 grams of cannabis faces a token fine of CHF100.

Wed
18
Feb

Gangs at war over Swiss cannabis plantations

The public prosecutor of St Gallen ordered the detention in custody of two suspects on Wednesday following a shooting at an industrial building in Altstätten earlier this week which led to the discovery of a large cannabis plantation.

 

Police found and dismantled the plantation after a shootout on Sunday night in which two Swiss men allegedly shot and injured two others, one of which remains in a critical condition.

The plantation, which contained several thousand cannabis plants, was believed to be a professional operation, reports news agency ATS, one of an increasing number in Switzerland.

Last year St Gallen police uncovered some 70 plantations in the canton, against just 17 in 2013.

Wed
18
Feb

SWITZERLAND GEARS UP TO OPEN CANNABIS SOCIAL CLUBS

Switzerland has always been a country which runs on its own accord. Even in the midst of the hype to join the European Union almost two decades ago, the Swiss opted out, proud and confident in making their own way. They’ve continued to do so in many ways, including pioneering drug policies such as the first national drug addiction shelters. Now,they are set to take on one of the new cannabis frontiers, that of the “social club.”

Fri
21
Nov

Cannabis legalisation returns to Swiss agenda

Switzerland has always played a pioneering role in drug policy. In 1986, it was the first to open shelters for addicts and in 1994 it medically prescribed heroin. Today, its cities are looking at introducing cannabis social clubs – a controversial issue.

Former interior minister Ruth Dreifuss, nicknamed “dealer of the nation” for introducing ground-breaking drug policies, is one of the figureheads of the country’s legalisation campaign. One of her suggestions is to set up cannabis clubs, a concept her native Geneva is spearheading in Switzerland. Larger cities like Geneva, Bern, Basel and Zurich have created an expert working group to map out the details for a potential pilot project.

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