Austria examines possible criminal charges against Swiss border officers

Austria examines possible criminal charges against Swiss border officers

Sept. 11, 2019, 6:50 a.m.
Austrian authorities are examining if Swiss customs agents are guilty of a criminal offence after press reports revea...
Swiss customs officers illegally spy in Austria

Swiss customs officers illegally spy in Austria

Sept. 10, 2019, 6:49 a.m.
Swiss customs officers are being accused of conducting illegal observation operations in Austria.
Woman loses appeal after driving over THC limit

Woman loses appeal after driving over THC limit

May 1, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
A woman has lost her appeal to have her driving licence reinstated following a suspension for being under the in...
Marijuana and tobacco to be taxed at same rate

Marijuana and tobacco to be taxed at same rate

March 14, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
Legal marijuana will be taxed at the same level as tobacco. 
Teen charged with possession after routine check

Teen charged with possession after routine check

Dec. 4, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
A routine check on a 15-year-old scooter rider turned up a surprise haul for French police on the border with Geneva.
High level of THC found in Bern hotel plants

High level of THC found in Bern hotel plants

Sept. 28, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
Police had to dig up cannabis trees in the grounds of a top-end hotel on the shores of Lake Brienz.
Cannabis study given green light by parliament

Cannabis study given green light by parliament

Sept. 20, 2018, 7:38 a.m.
The lower house of parliament, the National Council, has narrowly backed a government plan to allow a study on how th...
Zurich city police makes huge drugs bust

Zurich city police makes huge drugs bust

July 6, 2018, 6:57 a.m.
Zurich city police have made a spectacular drug bust. Acting only on a tip off that some people were behaving suspici...
Government supports medical cannabis use

Government supports medical cannabis use

July 5, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
The Swiss government says its supports the legalization of cannabis for medical use.
Parliament rejects university cannabis research programme

Parliament rejects university cannabis research programme

June 12, 2018, 7:12 a.m.
Parliament has rejected a move to allow the University of Bern to study the effects of cannabis consumption.
Bill to approve export of medical cannabis

Bill to approve export of medical cannabis

May 25, 2018, 6:24 a.m.
The government is being asked to allow the export of home grown cannabis for medical uses.
Proposed amendment to drugs laws to allow cannabis research

Proposed amendment to drugs laws to allow cannabis research

March 16, 2018, 6:13 a.m.
The Council of States, the smaller chamber of parliament, has passed a motion to add an article into the Narcotics Ac...
Officers seize drugs in combined operation

Officers seize drugs in combined operation

Jan. 17, 2018, 5:43 a.m.
Italian border guards have seized drugs worth more than a million francs on the Swiss border.
Campaign to legalize cannabis moves ahead

Campaign to legalize cannabis moves ahead

Jan. 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
The campaign to legalize cannabis in Switzerland has taken a step forward. The group ‘Legalize it!’ has r...
Police seize cannabis cigarettes from Ticino supermarkets

Police seize cannabis cigarettes from Ticino supermarkets

July 14, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
Cigarettes containing cannabis products have been seized from the shelves of three Coop supermarkets in the canton of...
Cannabis cigarettes soon to be on sale in Coop supermarkets

Cannabis cigarettes soon to be on sale in Coop supermarkets

July 13, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
The supermarket giant Coop is expected to start stocking cannabis cigarettes any day now.
Green party puts forward cannabis motion

Green party puts forward cannabis motion

May 5, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
The Green Party has tabled a parliamentary motion in Bern to legalize cannabis. It’s not the first time politic...
Police seize cannabis in two raids

Police seize cannabis in two raids

March 21, 2017, 9:52 a.m.
Solothurn police have destroyed 3,500 cannabis plants discovered in a warehouses in the towns of Lostorf and Trimbach.
Legal cannabis sells out in Geneva

Legal cannabis sells out in Geneva

March 6, 2017, 6:50 a.m.
Legal cannabis in Geneva is selling so fast, producers can’t keep up. The drug has been legal in the canton for...
Zurich wants cannabis to be easier to obtain for medical reasons

Zurich wants cannabis to be easier to obtain for medical reasons

Nov. 24, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
The canton of Zurich want to make it easier for patients to obtain cannabis if they need it for medical reasons, by i...
Lausanne votes to legalize cannabis

Lausanne votes to legalize cannabis

Sept. 7, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
The city of Lausanne as moved a step closer to legalizing the consumption of cannabis. During a heated debate, the mu...
Lausanne could join Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich in decriminalising cannabis

Lausanne could join Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich in decriminalising cannabis

Sept. 6, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Lausanne could soon join Basel, Bern, Geneva and Zurich in decriminalising cannabis. Politicians will debate the iss...
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