Swiss Cannabis Smokers Will be Allowed to Grow Four Marijuana Plants Each

Cannabis smokers in Switzerland will soon be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants each at home to stop them buying drugs on the black market.

In a bizarre twist to the new law, four people sharing a house can grow up to 16 plants – but only if each person tends to their own crop.

The deregulation of Switzerland’s already lax cannabis laws has been agreed by four neighbouring regions in the French-speaking part of the Alpine country.

A spokesman for the Neuchatel region said: ‘We have agreed these new rules to prevent drugs tourism between regions where the rules are different, and to stop them buying it on the streets.

‘But one person can not start growing more than four plants just by claiming they live with other people.
‘In this case, these other people have to actually be cultivating the plants themselves.

‘This means attending to the plant in such a way as to make it grow.’

Swiss daily Le Matin quipped: ‘This basically means that you can grow four more plants for every housemate you have – just as long as they know how to hold a watering can.’

The rules will apply in the cantons of Vaud, Neuchatel, Geneva and Fribourg from January 1 next year.

– Article from UK Daily Mail.



  1. No on

    I can legally grow fifteen plants here in Canada and I think I would give it all up to move to Swiss land and grow piece fully without Stephen harper

  2. Anonymous on

    wow! That is a place I would call home.
    Harper is really working against Canadians and against current world trends.
    I would trade Harper and ‘my’ Canada for being able to grow 4 plants in all quietness in Switzerland.

  3. Anonymous on

    You can sure tell the story isn’t Canadian nor American. It will be interesting to find out if there medical system sees a lower number of cancer patience in the hospitals. That could take a few months or more, for a small shift in people needing less help, by helping them selves.

    I have to say I am getting tired of my fellow Canadians not trying to cure them selves, many know yet few do it. It seems Canadians are afraid of it’s authority figures, and that’s not a good sign of a healthy country.

  4. Dave on

    Am I missing something here, these people sound civilized and reasonable and human and ….