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SWISS VOTE NOT TO LEGALIZE HEROIN, OTHER NARCOTICS

The Swiss voted overwhelmingly Sunday against legalizing heroin and other narcotics, apparently heeding government warnings that the proposed law would turn their pristine Alpine nation into a drug haven.

With all ballots counted, 74 percent voted against a constitutional amendment that would permit "the consumption, cultivation or possession of drugs, and their acquisition for personal use."

Last year, the Swiss were the first in the world to vote overwhelmingly in favor of state distribution of heroin to addicts.

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