City: Bienne Organisations: Swiss Safe Access for Cannabinoids
Swiss Safe Access for Cannabinoids hosted a stand with information on the SDP campaign, the disaster caused by the war on drugs, information on safer use of cannabinoids and the possibility to try vaping equipment with cannabis containing less than 1% of THC (which is legal in Switzerland).
In Lausanne, the ABS Foundation and the GREA collaborated with various other organisations working in the field of harm reduction in Switzerland to organise a mini market selling local fruits and vegetables; a concert of the band “A l’Ouest”; a visit of Le Passage (a low-threshold harm reduction and care centre) and La Terrasse (a low-threshold centre where drug users have access to a cafeteria where they are allowed to bring their own alcohol and where they are helped to control their alcohol use, a shower, clean clothes and a washing machine, social counselling, sterile paraphernalia, a computer and Internet, small jobs, meals, etc.). The visit was followed by a public debate focused on a supervised injection facility project in Lausanne.
In Geneva,Association Première Ligne held a projection of the movie Breaking the Taboo at Quai 9 (Geneva’s drug consumption room) and dedicated three days to inform the people using the facility about the campaign.
A series of events were held across Switzerland. In Geneva, Première Ligne organised a gathering on the square opposite the United Nations with cocktails and a photo project on Place des Nations. In Lausanne, Foundation ABS held an information booth in front of St Lawrence Church alongside presentations, a soup kitchen and a large gathering. In Fribourg, Fondation Le Tremplin organised a photo session in front of its premises, before a graffiti artist delivered a poster with the Support. Don’t Punish logo. Finally, Foundation Aacts organised an event on the Place du Marché in Montreux.