Switzerland to Legalise Cannabis in 2012! (5 reasons why it’s a good idea)


Positive vibrations!

We have great news to share with you. According to Swiss periodicals “Tribune de Genéve” and “Le Matin“, from the 1st of January 2012, Citizens of four of the french speaking cantons situated in the south-west of Switzerland will be legally allowed to grow four cannabis plants each! With a maximum of four growers per household! For purely personal, non-marketed use only, of course. Any more than that and you will have to obtain a special “trade permit”.


The reason for such a positive policy change is to prevent people from buying their pot on the streets. The move signifies an evolution for mankind’s rational thought process as growing your own herb at home has similar benefits to growing your own vegetables at home.

1. You know exactly what you are getting. (The practice of “try before you buy” isn’t generally implemented when buying Mary-Jane on the street. This can lead to purchase of tainted product where suppliers have sprayed the good ganja with often harmful additives for the sole purpose of adding weight to make more money from sales).

2. You know exactly where it is coming from. (Growing your own chronic means those pesky gangs and crime syndicates that often pedal dope on the streets don’t get your hard earned money. So as an after effect of smoking your own homegrown, you are also contributing to the diminishment of crime in the area. Awesome!)

3. You can’t get it any fresher! (Often, like fruit & vegetables, the various forms of solid and green are imported from far away countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Columbia, and Mexico which means it could be months before they finally reach the end user. And obviously “the fresher the better”).

4. Anyone who has ever grown a plant of any kind will know what it is like to nurture and witness the process of life from seed to plant (to harvest!). It is almost like watching your baby grow into an adult over the years only in a much shorter time span of course. (3-4 months according to GrowWeedEasy.com)

5. Of course this is a personal preference, but the aroma alone is worth it. You just can’t beat the goodness of freshness!


The four cantons to lead this historical manoeuvre are Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchatel, and Vaud.

The Jura, Valais, and Ticino are still on the fence about it.



The Sleepy Moose – Waking up to the world around, and the world within.

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10 thoughts on “Switzerland to Legalise Cannabis in 2012! (5 reasons why it’s a good idea)

  1. Not only do I disagree, but I am very disappointed that you put such a thing on your blog. Additionally, your reasoning is absurd. Shall we also grow poppies in our gardens so that we have a fresh supply of heroin with our lettuce? I work with kids who have become dependent on drugs, often starting with Cabannis. I have friends who can not get through a day without it…addicted or dependent, it does not matter what you call it. Please reconsider condoning the use of this or any other drug.

    1. Pat, thank you very much for your comment on this.

      I would just like to begin by saying that I have the utmost respect for you, your opinion, and your own personal experiences concerning the above topic. And I appreciate and welcome all viewpoints on this.

      However, my own personal stance (from many years of research, education, and exploration) is that the cannabis plant is a very special addition to this world. The benefits from practical use alone are reason enough to legalise it and make good use of it (as has been done for eons up to less than a hundred years ago.) Uses include – but are not limited to – paper, cloth, clothes, rope, fuel, high source of nutrition from the hemp seed, and finally it has a huge role in the medicinal world.

      It is common knowledge that cigarettes, alcohol, and prescription drugs are exceedingly more harmful than “smoking a doob”. But apart from that, I believe that we should each have the ability to govern our own lives and take responsibility for ourselves.

      The gateway argument doesn’t hold sway with me for two reasons.

      (1) “If” I were to believe that anything was a gateway, it would initially begin with cigarettes and alcohol. But we could even bring it back further to being given sugar/candy as a child. Do you see? It is like saying we should confiscate all bicycles because sometimes people get a car afterwards, and the global mortality rate due to traffic accidents was 19 per 100,000 (and that was in 2002!).

      (2) The second point I’d like to make is that the drug itself is not addictive or dangerous at all. On the contrary, it is the individual who has the addictive personality or the allergic reaction to something. I would agree that some people on this planet are not best suited for the enjoyment or consumption of cannabis (just like some people are lactose intolerant), but wanting to shun one of The Universe’s most holy and sacred creations because a small minority are not suited to it seems ludicrous.

      In conclusion – and for the sake of keeping this short – I believe the greater benefit would be if people in general were more interested and better educated in the ways of the world, life around us and within, then they would garner a greater respect for themselves and for others. The problem is not the plant that has lived and existed here far longer than we have, but our assumption that we know better than nature. I could give multiple sources for backing up my claims, but I will be making more posts in the future on this very topic so I hope you, and others, will approach them with an open mind, heart and spirit.

      Once again, I thank you and welcome all comments and debate here, whether they be for, against, or indifferent to my own views.

      Love and Light

      Mús

      1. PS. The point I was making in the post is that it is much safer for people who do enjoy it to grow it themselves rather than purchase it on the street where they don’t know the person they are buying it from or the origin of the product. – Mús

      2. I agree that if one uses that which one grows, it is safer. This plant was used for centuries by shamans who named it as one of the “teaching plants.” In this context, it can be used without harm, and perhaps even help those who are sincere seekers. But its association with drug trafficking and all the harm that represents is what has turned me against it. Also, there are many who do depend on it, just as there are those who drink every day, take Valium to escape, etc. For me, I can not support anything that dulls our ability to think, to escape, to cause harm to others. I see people who use it all day, every day and while one can argue that it is not “addicting,” my experience shows me that some people can depend on it to the point of not being able to get through the day without it. That being said, I still can not agree with your position. So we can agree to disagree. I send you much love and light and a big monkey hug from Brazil, pat

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