Info about CBD

The main natural active ingredients of the cannabis plant are the famous THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and the recently researched cannabidiol (CBD), whereby the common hemp or marijuana plant can contain over 80 other cannabioids and over 400 other active ingredients.

CBD and THC both belong to the family of cannabioids and hardly differ in their chemical composition. In terms of smell and appearance, 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 affect the central nervous system, i.e. it does not have a psychoactive effect and does not affect perception or comprehension.

The ingredient CBD has more of an effect on the body than on the mind and is said to have a relaxing and soothing effect.

One advantage over 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, doctors and scientists suspect that cannabis, and especially the active ingredient CBD, could be used for medical and therapeutic purposes. Currently researched and discussed are 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 effect of CBD is currently still insufficiently researched and one may not make any promises of healing for cannabis or CBD products in Switzerland for legal reasons.

And in order not to come into conflict with the law, but especially the pharmaceutical industry, textile industry and various other lobbies that have been trying for years to prevent the legalization of cannabis, we at Smoking Grasshopper do not recommend any medical effect of cannabis or CBD products at this point and ask our customers to make their own experiences.

Legal information on CBD and cannabis in Switzerland

Since CBD is not psychoactive and thus a non-intoxicating active ingredient, it is not subject to the Narcotics Act and is completely legally available in Switzerland (from 18 years).

The CBD cannabis products that are freely and legally available in Switzerland have a maximum THC content of 1% and a CBD content of about 3% to 25%.

Weed or other cannabis products with a THC content of more than 1% are still illegal in Switzerland, but tollerated – so you can have up to 10 g on you and you will only receive a penalty of CHF 100 (and they take your weed away).

If you get into a police check with CBD products, theoretically nothing happens, since the CBD weed is completely legal. The only problem is that the authorities cannot see with the naked eye whether it is CBD cannabis products or the traditional, illegal THC weed. During a police check, the authorities usually confiscate the weed or hash to check whether they are legal CBD strains or the still illegal THC grass varieties. If it turns out that the confiscated product is CBD, then you get your weed back. The authorities have already developed a rapid cannabis test for the Zurich area.

CBD and driving: When consuming CBD cannabis products, it is not recommended to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, although the CBD weed is actually legal. The background is that the THC maximum value of 1.5 micrograms per liter of blood allowed by the Highway Code can also be easily exceeded when consuming CBD grass and other CBD products.

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.