Switzerland: The Latest Victory for Global Marijuana Decriminalization

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Switzerland: The Latest Victory for Global Marijuana Decriminalization

Though they can still receive potential fines of roughly $100, marijuana users in Switzerland have little else to worry about.

On October 1st, Switzerland decriminalized marijuana by reducing the fines and penalties associated with possession.

The effect of decriminalization is expected to be immensely positive, by eliminating or reducing about 30,000 marijuana-related court cases each year.

The new laws also create greater resources for addressing child and teenage use of marijuana, a big issue for Swiss youth.

Use, grow, and sale of marijuana is still punishable by law, technically.