Info association Legalize it! 2016

The contributions from 2015 you can find here, the current here.

17.12.2016 => Winter break until 13. January 2017

An eventful association year comes to an end. The 2016 was full of anniversaries: 25 years of the association with Sven as a founding member and 250 months as secretary, 20 years of Shit happens (10th edition) and also Fabian joined the association 20 years ago - then in December the number 75 of our magazine Legalize it!
The most important events were in spring the start of the project initiative, over the summer the Shit happens was created , in the beginning of september the CannaTrade took place and then the Shit happens came out. As always was also the search for financial means a big topic.
Now it is time for our winter break, winter break, during which we will take care of a few things and much energy energy for 2017! It will be a busy year: The board is to be enlarged and must reorganize itself. With 500 members again, the Friday evenings will have to be coordinated.
The office is from January 16 and will be available MO, DI, DO and FR afternoons. The next important date is the Association meeting on 27 January. 1)

We wish all relaxing winter days and a successful start into the new year!


13.12.2016 - Magazine Legalize it! No. 75 is on the way

On Friday we published the current number 75 of our magazine Legalize it! On Monday it went to the post office and from the middle of the week it should be with the readers.
In addition to the invitation to the association meeting, you will find a text about the Association 2017, graphics to the Hemp tracking and an article on the current topic CBD.
The latest issue remains as always our members and will be published in March online available.


Fall 2016

11/10/2016 - Cannabis ballots in the U.S.

On November 8, in nine U.S. states presidency as well as the Cannabis vote. In Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota the issue was the medical use and all bills were successfully passed! Going one step further were Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada go a step further. Here, votes were held on the legalization of general consumption (recreational use) took place. Except in Arizona (52.1% no) all these votes were won - a great success! a great success!
Especially the decision in California could have a signal effect as it is one of the largest economic areas in the world. In addition, it should be interesting to see how the new reality will have on movies, series and even games. Think, for example, of Halloween, which has become increasingly popular here in recent years and which children have probably become familiar with primarily through American media.
And then there is still the hope that the election of Trump does not have a negative impact on the numerous local liberalization efforts. Under federal law, cannabis is and will remain illegal - it's just that this seems to play (almost) no role in reality. Before the election, Trump did signal that he was in favor of medical use (medical marijuana) and wanted to leave regulation to the individual states. But he seems skeptical of full legalization (e.g., as of 2014 in Colorado). Either he will stick with his stance (a matter for the states) or there will be conflicts are inevitable, as federal agencies such as the FBI and DEA are powerful tools of repression.


08.11.2016 - Lecture on "Shit happens" and cannabis on TV

At this year's edition of the hemp fair “CannaTrade” (1.-3. Sept.) our board member and legal expert Sven gave two lectures on the topic “THC&Law”. Under the title “Shit happens” - this is also the name of our legal aid brochure - he summarized the legal situation of cannabis in Switzerland.
With his answers to numerous audience questions, the one-hour video has now been uploaded on youtube published. Those who have already subscribed per brochure or online will benefit the most.

Last week, Swiss television's knowledge magazine “Einstein” devoted an entire program to the topic of cannabis dedicated to the topic of cannabis. Under the title “Cannabis - Drug and Medicine“various aspects of cannabis and its consumption were examined in individual contributions: Foreign countries (Colorado), history, comparison with alcohol, youth and medicine.


21.10.2016 - Contribution to "Cannabis in medicine".

Hemp in medicine The program ”Pulse” of the Swiss television, which turns around topics of the health, has itself in its issue of October 17 also dealt with the subject of “Cannabis in medicine”. medicine“.
In addition to a longer feature, there were studio conversations, interviews and an expert chat. For those who have already dealt with the matter and know their way around, there were no surprises to be seen. Only the numbers and statements around the authorizations of the FOPH were quite revealing.


15.10.2016 => Update: Autumn break until 24 October

Fall Break Our office will be closed for vacations until 24 October.

During this time we will not be able to answer mails or phone calls and we will not be able to give legal advice.
From October 25, the office will be available again as usual (Tue & Thu afternoons).

We ask for your understanding and wish you beautiful autumn days.


09/24/2016 - Shipping Shit happens 10, order form & updated THC&Law section.

Shit happens, 10th ed. Fall 2016 On Monday of this week, the printed copies of our Legal Aid brochure Shit happens were delivered. These were immediately packed and taken to the post office that afternoon - hempy thanks to those who helped!

Thus came our members enjoy our latest print product from the middle of the week. Per web form the printed version can now be ordered be ordered. Two additional copies are free of charge for members: We would be pleased if one or the other new member could be recruited through these.

Already the week before we have also updated the THC&Lawpart of our wiki. We have also managed this so far, but there will still be a few changes - but that has always been the case with our wiki….

We wish everyone good reading and hope for great interest, positive feedback and many new interested people who will eventually become members - let's legalize!


09/18/2016 - Shit happens 10 is printed & magazine Legalize it! No. 74 is online

Every day now we are expecting the packages with the 10th edition of our legal aid brochure Shit happens. This will then be shipped as soon as possible.

Legalize it! Download We have also published another issue of our magazine Legalize it! pdf. The issue 74 is now available both as a whole and as individual articles in the areas of Politics, Justice, Culture and Scene to Download ready.


09/14/2016 - Quasi-legal: The minor amount of cannabis - A first judicial clarification.

Quasi legal: the verdict In the summer of 2016, we received a judgment of the Zurich District Court dated September 2015 was sent to us. To our knowledge, it is the first time that a court has ruled the practice of the Zurich police as illegal and the defendant was acquitted (article: CH am SO, 20 minutes, Watson).
The defendant had received from the city police a fine for the possession of a small amount of Cannabis received (under 10 grams). Since no consumption had taken place and this according to the law he had not paid the fine and the case finally ended up in court. We know of similar cases that then simply petered out - the persons concerned never heard anything more from the authorities. In this case, the court then needed 13 pages (!) to confirm that no criminal act had taken place.

Under the term ”quasilegal“ we have pointed out in all our publications since fall 2013 that the law would actually be clear: If no consumption takes place, the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis is exempt from punishment according to NarcA . However, it quickly became apparent that the law enforcement agencies either had not understood this or then deliberately disregarded it and - depending on the canton - issued fines or even report the person concerned to the denounce (e.g. in Bern).
For the future there would be two scenarios: Either the (Zurich) police change their (illegal) practice or they try to drag on a similar case in court until they get justice. Unfortunately, the latter is to be assumed, because for inexplicable reasons they seem to continue their tweaking even though the NarcA has allowed a relatively large margin for a more liberal approach to THC users for ages. Their motto seems to be “we've always done it this way”. Too bad, another missed chance to loosen up the unfairly strict practice a bit and to allow a more more realistic approach with the most popular illegal substance - for these concrete heads it would have been a big surprise! We stay tuned to the topic and will report news.


07.09.2016 - It was nice at the CannaTrade 2016!

After the CannaTrade is before the CannaTrade The CannaTrade 2016 is past. Once again it was three very interesting days! Thank you very much for your interest and support, which we hope you will continue to give us after the fair.

As always, we could not have put on such an event without volunteer work of our most active members would never have been possible, Thank you very much for your commitment!

A particularly big thank you also goes to the organizers and employees of the trade fair Without their kindness and assistance, such a trade fair appearance would not be possible for us.


Summer 2016

23.8.2016 => Hemp fair CannaTrade 2016 from 2 to 4 September

CannaTrade 2016 from 2 to 4 September The legendary Swiss hemp fair CannaTrade opens its doors again this year: From Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4. will be held in the Dietikon town hall numerous exhibitors will present everything around hemp. As always, there will also be culinary delights and an outdoor area to linger.

Also we from the Association Legalize it! will be there again: At our booth - No. 104, in the basement - active people will bring information to the people, members recruit members, give addresses for the initiative project and generally donations collect.

We would be pleased if we could welcome you to this interesting event. See you then, at the CannaTrade! :-D

Even before the fair: The second preparation evening for our performance will take place on Friday, August 26 at the Quellenstrasse in Zurich. We have already gathered a good number of members and hope to be able to address many interested people.


25.6.2016 => Summer break until and including 12 August

Have a great summer! Now begins the big Legalize it!-summer break. During this time the office is closed Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and there will be no no Friday meetings take place. However, we are available by mail and if you want to join the project initiative would like to become active, please contact Nino.
There is a lot to do: The 10th edition of our Shit happens is to be produced over the summer. There will be some pages added and many topics need to be updated.
From August 14th we will be back as usual and our Friday meetings start on August 19 with the first of two preparation evenings for the CannaTrade.

We wish all a nice summer time!


06/25/2016 - Update: Project Initiative

We congratulate the Initiative Group for reaching 10'000 entries in the database! The mark was cracked this week. 8-) If you haven't already: sign up now on the online form and become part of the movement!

Background: Since a few months there is a group of active members, which has started a project for a popular initiative for the legalization of cannabis (#CH420). More information can be found on the wiki page of the project, in the new forum, the social media or directly via Nino.

Why don't you register right away in the database - only together we can change something! Let's legalize it!


12.06.2016 - Magazine Legalize it! No. 74 is on the way & No. 73 is online

Last Friday we published the current number 74 of our magazine Legalize it! On Monday it goes on the post office and should be then from the middle of next week with the readers.

Legalize it! Download We have also published another issue of our magazine Legalize it! pdf. The issue 73 is now available both as a whole and as individual articles in the areas of Politics and Scene for Download ready. The current issue is still available to our members reserved for our members.


Thank you for your donation! Over two and a half years the 9th edition is now over two and a half years old and almost all copies are out of print. Now in 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our brochure, we plan to publish the 10th edition (Article in Legalize it! No. 72). For this we will summarize all the info around hemp, smoking pot, THC and the laws on prosecution cannabis in Switzerland fresh and include a lot of new info from the last almost three years.
All in all, this project needs the time from March to August 2016, plus about 18'000 francs (work and printing). The amount for the work is already collected - thank you for that! Now it's a matter of finding a few thousand more francs for printing. We gladly accept donationspledges for this project: Please contact Sven. Thank you very much!


Spring 2016

14.05.2016 - Update: Project Initiative

We congratulate the Initiative Group for reaching 9'000 entries in the database! The mark was cracked on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at about 14:20. 8-) If you haven't already: sign up now on the online form and become part of the movement!

By the way: Nino was on May 3 in the TV show “joiZone”. For those who have not yet seen the contribution: joiZone: Is cannabis legalization coming now?

Next Saturday, May 21 will take place in eastern Switzerland the first hemp hiking day will take place. Due to bad weather, this had to be postponed by one week. Current info are on the corresponding Facebook page to find. We wish a lot of fun and good conversations!


20.04.2016 - Project Initiative

Since a few months there is a group of active members, which has started a project for a popular initiative for the legalization of cannabis (#CH420).

As of April 20 (4-20), the collection of active participants and the filling of the database will be started. More information can be found on the wiki page of the project, in the new forum, the social media or directly via Nino.

Why don't you register today in the database only together we can change something!


23.03.2016 => Spring break until and including April 1st

Agenda From March 23 until and including April 1 we will have a break and there will be no Friday meetings take place.
During this time the office will not be staffed, we will not be able to provide offer legal advice and are best contacted by mail to reach us.
From April 4 we will be available again as usual and start the quarter on April 8 with a Members meeting.

We wish all beautiful spring days and a successful start into the new season!


14.03.2016 - Fourth supplement to Shit happens 9 is online

Legal Aid Brochure Shit happens The 9th edition of our Legal Aid Brochure Shit happens is now over two and a half years old. When it was published, we did not yet know, for example, how the fines are handled in practice. In the course of time, we were able to find many answers to questions that were still open questions and unfortunately there was also a new wave of repression. wave of repression (seed persecution).
To get a complete picture of the legal situation situation, we have compiled the new findings step by step in four supplements in four supplements: The open questions (E1, Aug. 14), the Repression Overview (E2, Feb. 15), the police interview (E3, Aug. 15), and most recently an Update of the repression overview (E4, Feb. 16).
Thus, the most important information on the legal situation of THC in Switzerland besides the publication in the wiki is also available offline. With your help we want to soon publish the 10th edition soon (see above).


08.03.2016 - Miscellaneous messages

Annual report 2015 - Our annual association meeting has already taken place on January 29. In the Legalize it! No. 73 we have now published the minutes of the AGM together with the annual report and the 2015. In it you will find the information about our activities and (financial) situation in the past year.

Social Media - Congratulations to our social media group for reaching 500 Facebook Likes! We thank you for your commitment, the numerous interesting contributions and wish you continued success. It is worth to have a look: Facebook & Twitter

Attack on fines averted|Parliament - In the National Council on March 3, the minority motion of Andrea Geissbühler (SVP/BE) did not stand a chance: With 123 to 51 votes (with 6 abstentions), the “attack” on the fines (since 1.10.13) was clearly rejected (PDF). The aim of the drug hardliners was to fines for cannabis (Art. 28 NarcA) by not including it in the new Regulatory Fines Act but would have been deleted. In the future also fines for cannabis should be defined by the Federal Council by ordinance. We stay tuned to this topic and will report news.


05.03.2016 - Magazine Legalize it! No. 73 is shipped & No. 72 is online

Yesterday evening we visited the Legalize it! No. 73 is packed, on Monday it will be sent to the post office and should be with the readers from the middle of next week.

Legalize it! Download We have also published another issue of our magazine Legalize it! pdf. The issue 72 is now available both as a whole and as individual articles in the areas of Politics and Scene for Download ready.
The current issue is still available to our members reserved for our members.


Winter 15/16

07.02.2016 - Association meeting and member dispatch

Our Association meeting of January 29 has Sven and Fabian for another year as board confirmed and the annual financial statement 2015 approved. This means that we can now concentrate fully on the projects in 2016. Besides our usual activities (Legalize it! magazine and legal consultations), the 10th edition of the legal aid brochure Shit happens certainly a focus this year.
A mailing went out to our members last week and we are also hoping for your Support! (see post above)


29.01.2016 - Association meeting 2016

Association meeting on 29 January 2016 On Jan. 22, we really started the new year and held the meeting of the 29. January prepared. The figures for the annual financial statement are already available, now we have to prepare the annual report annual report. With this we would have most of the ingredients for the official part of the VV together.
There will certainly be enough time for questions and discussions an important part of the evening, especially in a special year like this one.

We look forward to welcoming many new and old familiar members to be allowed to welcome!


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