Heroin in, pot out.

BBC:

Early results from a referendum in Switzerland suggest voters have backed a change in health policy that would provide prescription heroin to addicts.

Switzerland would be the first country to include it in government policy.

Bloomberg:

Swiss voters rejected a proposal to legalize cannabis use in the Alpine nation, state-owned DRS radio reported.

The so-called “Hemp Initiative” would have freed the Swiss to use and grow cannabis for their own use, putting the country on a par with the Netherlands, which has the most liberal drug laws in Europe.

Update:
According to the AP:

The government, which opposes the marijuana proposal, said it feared that liberalizing marijuana could cause problems with neighboring countries.

“This could lead to a situation where you have some sort of cannabis tourism in Switzerland because something that is illegal in the EU would be legal in Switzerland,” government spokesman Oswald Sigg told The Associated Press.

Yeah, and what’s the downside? Isn’t this how Switzerland operates anyway?

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One Comment

  1. Posted December 1, 2008 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    given the state of UBS, i would have thought the Swiss needed MORE such tourism..


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