News about hemp-related prosecutions

THC and driver's license is a constant topic: Because of this problem, we get inquiries every week. The risk is that the THC content in the blood can quickly exceed prescribed limits, which leads to a conviction for a misdemeanor. Based on the apparent signs, the authorities may suspect drug addiction. Depending on the information provided by a suspect, a confession of consumption of only 3 times a week would be enough grounds for the authorities to seek confiscation of the driver's license based on his / her apparent addiction.

The many inquiries about hemp seeds imports intercepted by customs proceed in batches. Even after more than five years hemp seed prosecution many still order abroad and are then very uncertain how to deal with the police summons.

Less frequent are questions about THC in medicine, urine tests in hospitals, THC and IV or cultivation of CBD varieties.

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Summary penalty orders and documents on repression

Here you can find our whole collection. If you have an interesting document, please send us an e-mail. Below some current examples for summary penalty orders around hemp in Switzerland:

Waiver Cantonal Police Zurich (minor quantity)

Here, a few grams of weed were ordered for personal consumption and seized by customs. The Zurich Cantonal Police then sent a waiver to the person concerned. Anyone agreeing to the destruction should not have to fear any further investigative measures. Unfortunately, we did not receive a copy of the actual waiver. But here, at least, is the accompanying letter:

Waiver Cantonal Police Zurich (minor quantity) - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Summary penalty order Geneva because of hemp seeds

Geneva does neither house searches, nor interviews, nor questionnaires in hemp seeds import cases. Here, a fine is simply sent: 500 francs, plus 150 francs fees. A relatively efficient method, but expensive for the victims, who then have to think: Should I contest this and take the risk that it will be even more expensive?

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summary penalty order Bern because of hemp seeds

Here a summary penalty order, as there is always in Bern, if you ordered hemp seeds. 100 francs fine, 100 francs fees.

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House search because of hemp seeds without result

It has become rarer, but house searches still take place because of the import of hemp seeds. Here in the city of Bern even because of the import of five hemp seeds. Well, the effort with five policemen and a drug dog resulted in nothing at all, as can be seen in the protocol. An enormous effort for - nothing. So that there is even more effort, an identification service was still ordered. Finally, the summary penalty order is in the normal range.

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Non-acceptance order Baselland

It doesn't always take house searches, subpoenas or questionnaires. Here, at last, the “easy case” is applied and no criminal proceedings are opened at all. The hemp seeds are destroyed, no costs are charged and the matter is settled. Baselland shows the other cantons how it can be done!

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Questionnaire cantonal police Zurich because of hemp seeds

The import of five hemp seeds must also be clarified: Although there is no summons, a questionnaire must still be filled out. It would be nice if the questionnaire at least clearly stated “19a”, but the “19ff” just leaves it open whether it is about a contravention or a misdemeanor.

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Police summons Glarus

A typical moment of shock: police summons as accused person. All it takes is an order for cannabis seeds or a neighbor going to the police or, of course, investigations by the police themselves. Now it is important to prepare as well as possible: Clean up, in case a house search still follows; exchange ideas with acquaintances about what the reason could be; think through variants.

Police summons Glarus - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Summary penalty order contravention Bern

Here we see nicely that hemp is simply one of the many illegal drugs and that the law makes no distinction. Even if one possesses different substances, it is only decisive whether one possesses them for personal use (contravention) or passes them on (misdemeanor). Here was a summary penalty order for personal use. The fine with fees is in the usual range. The only special thing is that the person concerned had to spend a day in police custody - until it was clear that it was for personal use. The larger the quantities found/confessed, the more likely one has to experience this.

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