Absinthe Prohibition in Switzerland

  title={Absinthe Prohibition in Switzerland},
  author={Margaret Anna Schaffner},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={562 - 562}
  • M. Schaffner
  • Published 1 November 1908
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
Absinthe Prohibition in Switzerland. An amendment has been added to the federal constitution of Switzerland prohibiting the manufacture, importation or sale of absinthe. The amendment was secured through the popular initiative; the proposition was voted upon July 5, 1908, and was carried by a vote of 236,582, against 135,888. The increased consumption of absinthe has alarmed the Swiss people. Recently the sale of the drug was prohibited in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud by cantonal ordinances…