Cannabis Possession Now Decriminalized in Switzerland

As of Tuesday, October 1st, the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis is no longer a criminal offenswitzerlandmarijuanase in Switzerland. Instead, it’s an $110 ticket.

Under this new law, the ticket associated with possessing up to 10 grams of cannabis won’t result in a court appearance, nor will it go on someone’s permanent record. This is expected to free up millions of dollars by saving on the enforcement costs of over 30,000 cannabis-related cases. Advocates claim that the new law will also free up police resources to focus on more serious crimes.

With this new law taking effect, Switzerland becomes one of only a few countries in the world to remove criminal penalties for the possession of cannabis.

– TheJointBlog

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