Cannabis Clubs – the latest Swiss product. After cheese, chocolate and watches took over the world, Switzerland is considering opening Cannabis Clubs in Zurich, Base, Bern and Geneva. This is where people would be allowed to smoke cannabis or simply consume it without facing any legal consequences.
There has reportedly been a debate for some time about opening these venues, where about 2,000 people will be able to use cannabis – a small share in a country where half a million people enjoy marijuana. This was discussed in a meeting that took place on Thursday in Bern, where representatives from the cities considered the regulation and sale of cannabis.
The federal office of public health and cantonal governments are, on the other hand, still deciding whether to approve this project, which would last four years and would be scientifically monitored.
Benefits of Cannabis Clubs
- The country will be able to tax cannabis
- The government can place control on cannabis products and conduct proper rehabilitation programs
- The level of pesticides and the level of active elements such as THC will be controlled
- Ability to control over under- age users
- According the Federal Law on Drugs in Switzerland, production, sale, use and possession is illegal
- As of Oct. 1, 2013, possession of marijuana is decriminalized in Switzerland. People over the age of 18 caught with 10 grams or less will only have to pay a fine of 100 Swiss Francs (approximately $110), instead of facing trial and have offenses entered into their permanent record.
- The change of 2013 reduced up to 30,000 marijuana-related cases clogging Swiss courts annually.
The Cannabis Clubs Project may be the final step toward legalizing cannabis in Switzerland. It may be that the Swiss government finally realizing that 500,000 people in Switzerland and millions around the world just can’t be wrong!