SEP.21, 2017 - SWISS FEDERAL COURT OKAYS 10G OF CANNABIS
People in the cities of
Zurich and Winterthur and the Canton St. Gallen can legally possess
up to 10 grams of cannabis without fear of criminal prosecution. The
Federal Court of Justice recently stated “the mere
possession of minor amounts of drugs for consumer purposes” is not
a priority, which supports the city court’s decision last year to
decriminalize small amounts of cannabis.
however, is still unlawful and will continue to be punishable by a
fine of 100 Swiss francs, without opening a criminal case against the
owner. Cities in Eastern Switzerland are also looking into
implementing cannabis decriminalization policies.
“In the Canton of
Thurgau, the possession and acquisition of small quantities of
cannabis up to 10 grams, are not punishable,” Hansruedi Graf, Swiss
Federal Prosecutor in the Canton of Thurgau, said to a
local radio station.