by Phillip Smith

 
As of this week, the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense in Switzerland. Instead,the Swiss have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of weed, replacing possible jail time and a criminal record with a maximum fine of $110. The new law went into effect Tuesday.
 
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http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2013/oct/03/switzerland_decrim