Narcotics and psychotropic substances

Fixed penalties for the consumption by adults of narcotics having cannabis like effects

On 1 October 2013, a change to the Narcotics Act was made with the introduction of fixed penalties for the consumption by adults of substances having a cannabis-like effect and for cases in which the quantity did not exceed ten grams. The number of fixed penalties by canton is indicated in the next table. Please note that the procedure of fixed penalties is not applied in the same way within the cantons.

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