Starting on New Years Day, each member of a Swiss household may legally grow four cannabis plants. So, if four people live together, 16 plants may be grown – but each person must tend their own plants.
‘But one person can not start growing more than four plants just by claiming they live with other people.
‘In this case, these other people have to actually be cultivating the plants themselves.
‘This means attending to the plant in such a way as to make it grow.’
Swiss daily Le Matin quipped: ‘This basically means that you can grow four more plants for every housemate you have – just as long as they know how to hold a watering can.’
The rules will apply in the cantons of Vaud, Neuchatel, Geneva and Fribourg from January 1 next year.