Information about CBD Cannabis

The main natural active ingredients of the cannabis plant are the famous THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and the recently discovered Cannabidiol (CBD), although the common cannabis or marijuana plant may contain more than 80 other cannabioids and more than 400 other active substances.

CBD and THC both belong to the family of Cannabioids and hardly differ in their chemical composition. The smell and appearance of the cannabis flowers, whether with higher CBD or THC content, are also completely identical.

However, CBD has a slightly different molecular structure and thus does not act so strong on the central nervous system, i.e. it does not work psychoactive and does not affect perception or comprehension.

The substance CBD acts more on the body rather than on the mind and should have a relaxing and soothing effect.

An advantage with regard to the effect of CBD over THC is that THC can cause anxiety or paranoia in some people, which is not the case with CBD.

Furthermore, physicians and scientists suspect that cannabis, and especially the active ingredient CBD, could be used for medical and therapeutic purposes. Currently being researched and discussed effects against anxiety, psychosis, nausea, depression, sleep disorders, Eipileplsi and is used by doctors already in multiple sclerosis (MS) and for the treatment of cancer patients

However, the medical and therapeutic effects of CBD are currently insufficiently researched and, purely for legal reasons, one should not make any promise of cannabis or CBD products in Switzerland.

And in order to avoid conflict with the law but above all the pharmaceutical industry, the textile industry and various other lobbies who have been trying for years to prevent the legalization of cannabis, we at Smoking Grasshopper also recommend no medicinal effect of cannabis or CBD products and ask our customers to make their own experiences.

Legal Situation to CBD and Cannabis in Switzerland

Since CBD does not have a psychoactive effect and is thus a non-intoxicating active substance, it is not subject to the Narcotics Act and is legally available in Switzerland (from the age of 18).

The free and legally marketable CBD cannabis products in Switzerland have a maximum THC content of 1% and a CBD content of about 3% to 25%.

Grass or other cannabis products that have a THC level above 1% are still illegal in Switzerland.

If CBD products get into police control, theoretically nothing happens because the CBD grass is completely legal. The only problem is that the authorities can not detect with the naked eye, whether it is CBD cannabis products or the traditional, illegal THC grass. In a police check, the authorities usually seize the grass or hash to check whether they are legal CBD varieties or the still-illegal THC grass varieties. If it turns out that the seized product is CBD, then you get your grass back. The authorities have already developed a cannabis rapid test for the Zurich area.

CBD and driving: Consumption of CBD cannabis products is discouraged from being behind the wheel of a vehicle, even though the CBD grass is actually legal. The background to this is that the maximum permissible THC limit of 1.5 micrograms per liter of blood, even when consuming CBD grass and other CBD products, can easily be exceeded.

For further information on the legal situation regarding cannabis and CBD products in Switzerland, please refer to the following leaflet, published by the Federal Office of Public Health, the Federal Office for Agriculture, the Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Medicine and Swissmedic.