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Swiss drug experience is topic of discussion

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Two Swiss officials are scheduled to speak tomorrow at the Johns Hopkins University on how their country deals with the drug problem and whether legalization could work. Switzerland has closed Needle Park in Zurich, where police had allowed the sale and use of drugs.

Roberto Balzaretti, first secretary of the Swiss Embassy in Washington, and Marcus Bechsel, an attache for science and technology, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of Shaffer Hall on the university's Homewood campus.

The event is sponsored by the City Wide Coalition, which advocates dispensing drugs at nominal cost to addicts to eliminate dangerous open-air markets.

Pub Date: 12/09/97

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