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Swiss Court Kills Cannabis-Lovers’ Buzz With 25% Tax

  • Flowers from marijuana plant are consumed like tobacco: ruling
  • 25-percent tax to apply just to cannabis flowers, not oil
With $800-An-Ounce Bud, Pot Artisans Try To Stick It To The Man
Photographer: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

A Swiss court has killed some of the buzz for cannabis lovers in the Alpine country.

The sale of cannabis flowers in Switzerland will be taxed at 25 percent, the same levy that currently applies to tobacco, because the drug’s floral buds are smoked in a similar way to cigarettes, the Swiss Federal Administrative Court ruled in a March 11 decision.