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Growing Marijuana / Weed / Cannibis in my balcony (ZH)

Hi fellow EFers,

I am thinking of growing 2 plants of Marijuana on my balcony. My understanding until now from various sources is that this (growing 2 plants of marijuana) isn't a problem and that this is one of the most economic and safe approach to enjoy weed here in Switzerland.

So, please enlighten a novice here by sharing your experiences and expert tips

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Hi fellow EFers,

I am thinking of growing 2 plants of Marijuana on my balcony. My understanding until now from various sources is that this (growing 2 plants of marijuana) isn't a problem and that this is one of the most economic and safe approach to enjoy weed here in Switzerland.
I'm sure you'll be fine, but ask at your local police station and they'll send someone to advise on the optimum placement vis-a-vis the sun and wind.
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It's actually not that big of a deal. It's just paranoid expats who are scared to try, so their advice is usually worthless.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/decrimin...s-law/36977488

Just don't grow a plantation. And expect it to get stolen just before you harvest if it's a ground floor balcony.
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It's actually not that big of a deal. It's just paranoid expats who are scared to try, so their advice is usually worthless.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/decrimin...s-law/36977488

Just don't grow a plantation. And expect it to get stolen just before you harvest if it's a ground floor balcony.
But your link doesn't cover the question - what happens if you grow it?

That isn't mentioned; even if you assume it's OK, and ten grammes is the limit, what do 2 plants weigh?

In any case a 100 CHF fine would be applied, so putting them in plain view of any copper walking past on a slow day would probably be a bit dumb.
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The link was to show the general feel towards cannibis.... and it was in english.

I don't know anyone who had cops walking past their balcony, see 2 plants and bust them.



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But your link doesn't cover the question - what happens if you grow it?

That isn't mentioned; even if you assume it's OK, and ten grammes is the limit, what do 2 plants weigh?

In any case a 100 CHF fine would be applied, so putting them in plain view of any copper walking past on a slow day would probably be a bit dumb.
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But your link doesn't cover the question - what happens if you grow it?

That isn't mentioned; even if you assume it's OK, and ten grammes is the limit, what do 2 plants weigh?

In any case a 100 CHF fine would be applied, so putting them in plain view of any copper walking past on a slow day would probably be a bit dumb.
Can't believe that this question is taken seriously here...Oh, wait.
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Re: Growing Marijuana / Weed / Cannibis in my balcony (ZH)

Possession, consumption, etc of every illegal substance is just that - illegal. Including cannabis and its products. If caught with whatever amount of whatever substance, it will be confiscated.

However, if you're caught with a small amount (less than 10g of a cannabis product containing more than 1% THC), the police is allowed to refrain from issuing a fine or initiate further prosecution. Allowed, not obligated.

With any plant of reasonable size you'll be above the 10g limit. And your neighbors will probably know, so you put yourself at their mercy.
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Re: Growing Marijuana / Weed / Cannibis in my balcony (ZH)

We end up with a couple of plants on our balcony every year and have never been bothered by the police. In fact this year there's a monster one growing right out of the balcony in plain view of everybody walking past.

Even if I did get a visit from the local constabulary they won't end up fining us as it's just industrial hemp that I suspect comes from the bird seed we put out in the winter. We've never deliberately planted any seeds and there's no or very little THC in them - they don't smell, they smoke as rough as a badgers arse, and there's absolutely no effect

That said to the untrained eye they do look exactly like the THC bearing varieties. We let them grow because the GF actually quite likes them simply as plants.
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We end up with a couple of plants on our balcony every year and have never been bothered by the police. In fact this year there's a monster one growing right out of the balcony in plain view of everybody walking past.

Even if I did get a visit from the local constabulary they won't end up fining us as it's just industrial hemp that I suspect comes from the bird seed we put out in the winter. We've never deliberately planted any seeds and there's no or very little THC in them - they don't smell, they smoke as rough as a badgers arse, and there's absolutely no effect

That said to the untrained eye they do look exactly like the THC bearing varieties. We let them grow because the GF actually quite likes them simply as plants.
And if you smuggle a few of the real deal in-between, who's to say?
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But your link doesn't cover the question - what happens if you grow it?

That isn't mentioned; even if you assume it's OK, and ten grammes is the limit, what do 2 plants weigh?

In any case a 100 CHF fine would be applied, so putting them in plain view of any copper walking past on a slow day would probably be a bit dumb.
"Growing, consuming and dealing cannabis are all forbidden in Switzerland."

I'd say the article was pretty clear about that.
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We end up with a couple of plants on our balcony every year ...that I suspect comes from the bird seed we put out in the winter.
Talk about feeble excuses.
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Talk about feeble excuses.
Well, you tell me where they come from then
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I don't know anyone who had cops walking past their balcony, see 2 plants and bust them.
They'll have to be very tall cops. We're on the sixth floor.
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Old 17.08.2015, 11:57
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Even if I did get a visit from the local constabulary they won't end up fining us as it's just industrial hemp that I suspect comes from the bird seed we put out in the winter. We've never deliberately planted any seeds and there's no or very little THC in them - they don't smell, they smoke as rough as a badgers arse, and there's absolutely no effect
So you tried.


What I want to know is when you tried smoking a badgers arse to compare it to. I'm sure there's animal cruelty laws against that...
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Re: Growing Marijuana / Weed / Cannibis in my balcony (ZH)

I think we're back to how nice your neighbours are or if they're likely to rat on you.
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So you tried.


What I want to know is when you tried smoking a badgers arse to compare it to. I'm sure there's animal cruelty laws against that...
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That isn't mentioned; even if you assume it's OK, and ten grammes is the limit, what do 2 plants weigh?

In any case a 100 CHF fine would be applied, so putting them in plain view of any copper walking past on a slow day would probably be a bit dumb.
Well here is a tid bit, were you aware that if you buy bird seed and plant that, a fair amount of Marijuana plants will pop out? Put a bird cage on your balcony and claim the bird took off...just sayin.

I know people in SZ canton that grow the plants on the front lawn. And in Zurich a couple of plants wont be bothered with. The laws seem to always be changing so it isnt an answer that will be true today true tomorrow.

However if you do have a problem with it, it's a misdemeanor like a parking ticket, and treated the same.
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"Growing, consuming and dealing cannabis are all forbidden in Switzerland."

I'd say the article was pretty clear about that.
http://news.yahoo.com/geneva-floats-...105735725.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_in_Switzerland

http://webehigh.org/geneva-switzerland/

As you can see pot has had its ups and downs. But in the end, normal consumption and transportation of it has been decriminalised.

Now walk around with 4 kilos of it, and you might have an issue or so. How big is your balcony?
Plus balcony light in Switzerland really isnt enough...you can grow your tomatoes in one of these...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...mmusafetins-20
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http://news.yahoo.com/geneva-floats-...105735725.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_in_Switzerland

http://webehigh.org/geneva-switzerland/

As you can see pot has had its ups and downs. But in the end, normal consumption and transportation of it has been decriminalised.

Now walk around with 4 kilos of it, and you might have an issue or so. How big is your balcony?
Plus balcony light in Switzerland really isnt enough...you can grow your tomatoes in one of these...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...mmusafetins-20
Confloozed, is all that green stuff growing from the balcony in your Avatar ...
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Confloozed, is all that green stuff growing from the balcony in your Avatar ...
It is all green, your screen settings are correct.
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