The legal ban on the use and trafficking of cannabis and cocaine cannot be enforced in Zurich. What does this mean for the Zurich Health Director, City Councillor Claudia Nielsen (SP)?
Anyone who wants to consume cocaine or (THC) cannabis in Zurich can do so. The trade and production of illegal drugs is a globalised billion-dollar business. According to a study that examined the residues of cocaine in wastewater, Zurich is said to occupy a leading position in Europe when it comes to cocaine consumption. And the consumption of intoxicating cannabis is also on Langstrasse and elsewhere in the air. Who are the winners, who are the losers of this situation, how do we finally get out of the impasse of the long lost decades-long war against drugs?