Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05.06.2016, 22:35
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ConsciousAlliance has no particular reputation at present
Cannabis?

Hello i am new to switzerland and currently in lausanne. I have a medical marijuana card for many reasons in the us and was looking for tips on possibly finding cannabis for healing reasons. Any tips on how i can get myself a dealer for the next month i am here? Thanks

**I want to apologize if this is in the wrong section and would ask an admin to move it to the right section if so.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05.06.2016, 23:00
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ZH
Posts: 716
Groaned at 5 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 648 Times in 338 Posts
daffy99 has an excellent reputationdaffy99 has an excellent reputationdaffy99 has an excellent reputationdaffy99 has an excellent reputation
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
I have a medical marijuana card for many reasons in the us and was looking for tips on possibly finding cannabis for healing reasons.
http://www.thurella.ch/c-ice-swiss-cannabis-ice-tea/ (sorry, could not resist)

Just for reference: It is _legal_ to possess up to 10g of product containing THC (concentration of THC is undefined). It is _not legal_ to consume cannabis, so make sure that you can provide an appropriate response when questioned. See https://www.hanflegal.ch/wiki/start for details.

I am not familiar with Lausanne, but in Zurich (city), there are some very well-frequented places where the sweet smell is unmistakable. Simply walk up and ask. And, no, sorry, no experience whatsoever except being annoyed by the smoke (almost any smoke, for the record).
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06.06.2016, 00:19
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 8,158
Groaned at 109 Times in 98 Posts
Thanked 8,609 Times in 4,613 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
Hello i am new to switzerland and currently in lausanne. I have a medical marijuana card for many reasons in the us and was looking for tips on possibly finding cannabis for healing reasons. Any tips on how i can get myself a dealer for the next month i am here? Thanks

**I want to apologize if this is in the wrong section and would ask an admin to move it to the right section if so.
So far this medical permit didn't work in Switzerland. Unfortunately as it helps with Parkinson and I would have loved to put an aunt of mine on it.

I would approach a doctor first. Rules always change or there are ways he/she might know. Before you got to the street-market. If you're forced to buy it illegally you should find a source/connection that can deliver on regular bases in a private enviroment rather than exposing yourself on the street. That's how I used to do it in the old days. Sorry, can't help you with sources as that was 25 years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06.06.2016, 03:35
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ConsciousAlliance has no particular reputation at present
Re: Cannabis?

thanks guys!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06.06.2016, 08:11
pilatus1's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Milky Way
Posts: 1,438
Groaned at 150 Times in 100 Posts
Thanked 3,878 Times in 1,544 Posts
pilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

The law here AFAIK is that possesion of small amounts is a small fine, if the police would even be bothered. Selling or giving away cannabis on the other hand is a grave offense.

Also, I heard of a guy whose neighbor called the police because he was growing a few plants on his balcony. Most people don't care I guess, but if the police are caled they have to come and investigate. He pulled up in his car and the cops were waiting for him at his home. Because he'd been driving, they gave him a blood test or urine test and he was above the legal limit for THC in the bloodstream, even though he wasn't stoned at the time. So he got charged with the equivalent of DUI..with severe penalties. This was in Kanton Luzern, but maybe things are a bit more liberal in Geneva?..

So if you're going to be consuming cannabis, best to play it safe and take public transportation (for your safety and everyone else on the road, as well.)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06.06.2016, 09:10
dodgyken's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Democratic Republic Kenistan
Posts: 10,704
Groaned at 357 Times in 291 Posts
Thanked 19,403 Times in 7,402 Posts
dodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond reputedodgyken has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
So if you're going to be consuming cannabis, best to play it safe and take public transportation (for your safety and everyone else on the road, as well.)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 23.06.2016, 22:54
FunnyBone's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Earth
Posts: 682
Groaned at 35 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 966 Times in 453 Posts
FunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

Guess which company is getting into the business of marijuana?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/17/bu...ware.html?_r=0 (some info on the BBC webpage, too)

And who wants a slice of the pie?

http://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/arti...xt-pot-of-gold

I am surprised that the tabacco companies haven't arealdy staked a claim in the game; I thought they were already involved, albeit behind the scene.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18.08.2016, 15:50
Papa Goose's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ägeri
Posts: 3,675
Groaned at 233 Times in 190 Posts
Thanked 4,144 Times in 1,781 Posts
Papa Goose has a reputation beyond reputePapa Goose has a reputation beyond reputePapa Goose has a reputation beyond reputePapa Goose has a reputation beyond reputePapa Goose has a reputation beyond reputePapa Goose has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
If somebody has some contact on where to buy weed, i would be very interested, thanks!
No need to buy it, just head up the hill. My garden has dandelions, clover and various other weeds you can have for free

Last edited by Papa Goose; 18.08.2016 at 16:07. Reason: Removing username, post was deleted.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17.12.2016, 13:24
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 59
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 19 Posts
LittleGirl has earned some respectLittleGirl has earned some respect
Re: Cannabis?

So, summer is over and it's cold outside and I can't sleep. If I could get some weed, I'd sleep again. I have run out of my supply and can't seem to locate any here in Basel. Does anyone have ideas of what might be available to me until I can get with my doctor? Even then, I don't know if that works here. I know this is not necessarily something one asks on a forum but after weeks of sleepless nights, I'm doing whatever I can to make these connections. I'd appreciate some guidance. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17.12.2016, 19:02
Corbets's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Zug, CH
Posts: 3,269
Groaned at 167 Times in 122 Posts
Thanked 6,538 Times in 2,192 Posts
Corbets has a reputation beyond reputeCorbets has a reputation beyond reputeCorbets has a reputation beyond reputeCorbets has a reputation beyond reputeCorbets has a reputation beyond reputeCorbets has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
So, summer is over and it's cold outside and I can't sleep. If I could get some weed, I'd sleep again. I have run out of my supply and can't seem to locate any here in Basel. Does anyone have ideas of what might be available to me until I can get with my doctor? Even then, I don't know if that works here. I know this is not necessarily something one asks on a forum but after weeks of sleepless nights, I'm doing whatever I can to make these connections. I'd appreciate some guidance. Thanks.
Reduce your dependency and learn to sleep without drugs, legal or otherwise.

Giving up caffeine did it for me.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Corbets for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 17.12.2016, 19:16
FunnyBone's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Earth
Posts: 682
Groaned at 35 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 966 Times in 453 Posts
FunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond reputeFunnyBone has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

You can find cannabis products in Germany, legally sold. Not sure of weed per se, but CBD (I bought this), cookies - didn't buy, so not sure of them.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 17.12.2016, 19:49
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 59
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 19 Posts
LittleGirl has earned some respectLittleGirl has earned some respect
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
Reduce your dependency and learn to sleep without drugs, legal or otherwise.

Giving up caffeine did it for me.
I don't use any kind of caffeine at all. Gave it up years ago. I have tried sleeping pills and found the hangover worse than weed. I have tried antihistamines and they have activated restless leg syndrome and sometimes just make me wired instead. I've tried many things and my doctor knows about my insomnia but I didn't mention that weed helped with out any hangovers or other side effects. So if you could offer how this is done, I'd appreciate that. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 17.12.2016, 19:50
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 59
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 19 Posts
LittleGirl has earned some respectLittleGirl has earned some respect
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
You can find cannabis products in Germany, legally sold. Not sure of weed per se, but CBD (I bought this), cookies - didn't buy, so not sure of them.

Good luck!
Really? Where? Can you give me an address please? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 17.12.2016, 20:17
pilatus1's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Milky Way
Posts: 1,438
Groaned at 150 Times in 100 Posts
Thanked 3,878 Times in 1,544 Posts
pilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond reputepilatus1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

There's a hookah bar in Luzern that has the CBD stuff for sale. It's on the Neustadt side of the river near the Jesuitenkirche.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank pilatus1 for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 17.12.2016, 21:00
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 59
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 19 Posts
LittleGirl has earned some respectLittleGirl has earned some respect
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
There's a hookah bar in Luzern that has the CBD stuff for sale. It's on the Neustadt side of the river near the Jesuitenkirche.
Thanks for the tip. I'll check them out. Is there anything like this in Basel? Are these hookah bars open during the day? Like Sat or Sunday?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 17.12.2016, 22:55
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Thailand
Posts: 101
Groaned at 70 Times in 33 Posts
Thanked 34 Times in 24 Posts
roadrabbit is considered unworthyroadrabbit is considered unworthyroadrabbit is considered unworthyroadrabbit is considered unworthy
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
Hello i am new to switzerland and currently in lausanne. I have a medical marijuana card for many reasons in the us and was looking for tips on possibly finding cannabis for healing reasons. Any tips on how i can get myself a dealer for the next month i am here? Thanks

**I want to apologize if this is in the wrong section and would ask an admin to move it to the right section if so.
http://www.panakeia.ch/dronabinolcannabis.html

Try this chemist
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 18.12.2016, 10:23
Medea Fleecestealer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Misery, but not the SoT one
Posts: 19,411
Groaned at 351 Times in 266 Posts
Thanked 14,236 Times in 8,182 Posts
Medea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond reputeMedea Fleecestealer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
I don't use any kind of caffeine at all. Gave it up years ago. I have tried sleeping pills and found the hangover worse than weed. I have tried antihistamines and they have activated restless leg syndrome and sometimes just make me wired instead. I've tried many things and my doctor knows about my insomnia but I didn't mention that weed helped with out any hangovers or other side effects. So if you could offer how this is done, I'd appreciate that. Thanks.
No wonder he couldn't help much then. You left out a vital piece of information.

Are you saying you're fine in the summer, but need this in the winter? May be that you need one of those sunlight gadgets you sit in front of for a bit every day.

I'd go back to your doctor and tell him the whole story, not part of it and then see what he advises. My understanding is that it's not illegal to grow a few cannibis plants for your own use here, but obviously distribution of the product is. At least plenty of EFers have said their neighbours do this.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Medea Fleecestealer for this useful post:
  #18  
Old 18.12.2016, 12:22
audiodruid's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dicken, St Gallen
Posts: 213
Groaned at 5 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 139 Times in 57 Posts
audiodruid has earned the respect of manyaudiodruid has earned the respect of manyaudiodruid has earned the respect of many
Re: Cannabis?

Even though you all assume that a small amount of weed is tolerated this is however not the case.
I speak from experience here.

Should you be a car driver then you should be aware of what actions the law takes here.
Should you be unlucky enough to find yourself in a roadside control & you are found in possesion of any amount of weed, hash, oils or what ever the Police will take the view that at some time you have been driving under the influence.

Should you then have to take a urine test, the Swiss test shows not only if you are under the influence, have THC in your system but also shows up if you are a regular consumer.

Both will result in a minimum driving ban ( on the spot ) for 3 months.
You will then have to attend a medical & psychological test the results of which will determine how long your unfit to drive.

The reality here is that the more it is tolerated the more reason the police have to conduct roadside tests.

One really important thing to know here are your rights concerning roadside tests.
The Police are only permitted to test for one class ... So if you get stopped and blow into a breathalyzer they can not actually demand a urine test - you have to agree to it or admit you smoke ( I DID THIS BY MISTAKE ) if it's late night control you can ask for the Statsanwalt to be present.
In worse case the cops then have to take you to hospital for a blood test.

No matter what regular smoker think, THC does affect your driving reactions and stays in your system ( for regular consumers - 1 or 2 joints a week) for ever ... it is not like alcohol ..

I was a regular and enjoyed smoking with my mates but I have taken the reaction tests and it's quite astounding what even a small amount of THC does.

I feel that for medical reasons it should be available but if your a driver you should have to give up your driving license ..

Oh and by the way the whole process of getting my driving license back cost me just over 36'000.- swiss francs ... ( medical tests @1'600.- per time, loss of earnings, legal costs, fines and so on )

Take care out there


Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank audiodruid for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 18.12.2016, 12:23
audiodruid's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dicken, St Gallen
Posts: 213
Groaned at 5 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 139 Times in 57 Posts
audiodruid has earned the respect of manyaudiodruid has earned the respect of manyaudiodruid has earned the respect of many
Re: Cannabis?

By the way it took me over a year to get my license back ...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 18.12.2016, 15:06
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Basel
Posts: 59
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 44 Times in 19 Posts
LittleGirl has earned some respectLittleGirl has earned some respect
Re: Cannabis?

Quote:
View Post
Even though you all assume that a small amount of weed is tolerated this is however not the case.
I speak from experience here.

Should you be a car driver then you should be aware of what actions the law takes here.
Should you be unlucky enough to find yourself in a roadside control & you are found in possesion of any amount of weed, hash, oils or what ever the Police will take the view that at some time you have been driving under the influence.

Should you then have to take a urine test, the Swiss test shows not only if you are under the influence, have THC in your system but also shows up if you are a regular consumer.

Both will result in a minimum driving ban ( on the spot ) for 3 months.
You will then have to attend a medical & psychological test the results of which will determine how long your unfit to drive.

The reality here is that the more it is tolerated the more reason the police have to conduct roadside tests.

One really important thing to know here are your rights concerning roadside tests.
The Police are only permitted to test for one class ... So if you get stopped and blow into a breathalyzer they can not actually demand a urine test - you have to agree to it or admit you smoke ( I DID THIS BY MISTAKE ) if it's late night control you can ask for the Statsanwalt to be present.
In worse case the cops then have to take you to hospital for a blood test.

No matter what regular smoker think, THC does affect your driving reactions and stays in your system ( for regular consumers - 1 or 2 joints a week) for ever ... it is not like alcohol ..

I was a regular and enjoyed smoking with my mates but I have taken the reaction tests and it's quite astounding what even a small amount of THC does.

I feel that for medical reasons it should be available but if your a driver you should have to give up your driving license ..

Oh and by the way the whole process of getting my driving license back cost me just over 36'000.- swiss francs ... ( medical tests @1'600.- per time, loss of earnings, legal costs, fines and so on )

Take care out there


Whoa, that's worse than a DUI in the states (cost wise). Yikes. I'm sorry you had to go through that. I don't smoke and drive. I usually smoke, read a bit and head to bed so I can sleep. The other day, I was driving home from Mulhouse and realized, I haven't driven after dark (it was 5pm) in so long that I questioned my sanity! I am menopausal age and don't party like I was 20 anymore, although I do miss that sometimes. I'm more of the smooth jazz gender. Thank you for sharing that story. It's surprising that you had to pay so much. I don't drink and drive either because I can't handle alcohol like I was 20 either. If my spouse and I go out, he drives (because he won't drink and drive either) and I co-pilot. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cannabis, marijuana, medical, medicine, weed




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Growing cannabis bobzimmy Other/general 141 30.03.2016 22:01
CANNABIS & other DRUGS WeRallLied2 Other/general 35 27.03.2014 17:04
Cannabis French vs. German Switzerland ForestCanton Other/general 23 07.02.2013 22:12
Swiss cannabis ice tea Vegan_Chef Food and drink 6 15.11.2012 10:45
What's with the pot???!!! [cannabis] trace-o Complaints corner 71 30.07.2010 10:45


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0