Published: 10 Jan 2013 09:05 GMT+01:00 | Print version
Updated: 10 Jan 2013 09:05 GMT+01:00
The Swiss city of Zurich's parliament on Wednesday voted to call on the government to commission a national study on legalizing marijuana, local media said.
The vote capped a lively discussion on the topic, the ATS news agency said
In 2010, Zurich had already joined forces with the northern city of Basel to set up a task force on the feasibility of a pilot project that would allow the controlled sale of cannabis.
The group concluded that the project wasn't possible under Swiss laws.
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