Saturday, December 17, 2011
Home Grown Cannabis Legalized in Switzerland
This certainly is an effective backdoor method to ending the problem. It outright eliminates the market itself, while retaining the illegality of the secondary market itself. Obviously, a home grower can give surpluses away to needy friends rather easily and a new market is established in which the product is practically worthless.
On top of all that, extensive breeding has produced a range of good seeds and the resultant growing skills to easily produce ample product with a mere four plants.
If this turns out to work happily, then we can expect others to try this out. Such subterfuges such as this may well finally end the ongoing prohibition. Too bad we could not do this with all drugs generally in order to force a regulated market into place and end the bloodletting. Ending the marijuana prohibition would at least decimate the potential user market available to the criminal syndicates.
Recall the huge gap between the end of alcohol prohibition(early 1930’s) and the onset of a developed marijuana market(late 60’s). Cocaine and heroin still played out but at a terribly low level.
Prohibition does not work well for the nasties either but it is small enough that it will never distort the economy.
Old Hippie | Nov 18, 2011 |
Someone out there is finally getting it.
In order to combat the increasing illegal sales of cannabis in
Switzerland, four of the seven French-speaking
Swiss cantons (similar to states in the ) will be allowing individuals
to grow four cannabis plants at their home, starting in January 2012. The
cannabis is only authorized for personal use and cannot be sold. U.S.
The cantons involved are
Neuchatel, Vaud ( )
and Fribourg,according to this article (in French, see
translation here). People can apply for permits to grow more than four
We here at The 420 Times fully expect this new law to reduce crime and police expenses in Switzerland, and everywhere else this kind of progressive thinking comes to pass.
If four plants sounds a bit restrictive, remember two things: first, it’s still illegal to do this in most of the world (thanks to
government intervention in
everyone else’s business) and second, a properly done grow can yield some
pretty spectacular results: U.S.