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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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France looks to be the latest European country to embrace the harm reduction practice of providing supervised injection sites, according to France 24 TV. Facilities could be open by year's end, said Health Minister Marisol Touraine.
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EU judges have ruled that the Dutch authorities are not in breach of European single market laws by barring foreigners from buying the marijuana that is on sale to natives in the country's famous cannabis "coffee shops".
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The European Union will not block any initiative of EU Member States to start the legal regulation of cannabis and other currently illegal drugs. This was repeatedly stated by Dana Spinant, the new Coordinator of the European Commissions Anti-Drugs Unit, at a Public Hearing on Drug Policies in the European Parliament today.