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25 Dec 2023

Switzerland Considers Legalizing Cocaine as Drug War Fails

Switzerland's capital [mulls over cocaine legalization](, acknowledging the shortcomings of its drug policies. High cocaine consumption rates in cities like Zurich, Basel, and Geneva, coupled with the drug's low cost, have prompted this consideration, inspired by [Oregon's decriminalization]( of small amounts in 2021. Switzerland's cocaine prices [have halved](,governmental%20organisation) in five years. The decision reflects a significant shift in the country's approach to drug use and regulation.