Swiss weed sold as tobacco substitute - High CBD cannabis in Switzerland sold as tobacco substitute
A Swiss company specializing in Organic, offers the Federal Office a new herb rich in CBD as a substitute for tobacco, due to its very low THC content and its compliance with Swiss federal laws. Sales will be limited to the country, due to numerous legal and European contradictions.
The strain of Bio Can, “Fedora”, produces CBD at 7,2%, and remains almost zero in THC or 0,04%… The company Bio Can complies with the Swiss law on narcotics in the category “law on food” , which makes an herb legally comparable to sage...
BioCan is an innovative company focused on the manufacturing and marketing of raw materials for hemp and CBD. Fedora cannabis flowers are sativa dominant, rich in CBDa / CBD and terpenes, organically grown in Switzerland, in a greenhouse.
"The product contains all the active ingredients in cannabis, including the calming effect of the cannabinoid CBD, without being intoxicating," Dario Tobler, General Manager of Bio Can
CBD is already registered with the Federal Office of Health; no permission is required for mass distribution. This marijuana is currently sold in Switzerland for 25 Swiss francs (23 euros) for 10 grams.
The Zurich Municipal Police
However, the case has already caught the attention of the Zurich City Police, in large part because the CBD-rich flowers have a much more potent smell than other cannabis plants.
According to Swiss law, the consumption or possession of cannabis (10g) results in a fine of 100 Swiss francs in the state coffers. For now, according to a spokesperson for the Zurich police, the authorities will proceed as usual: the cannabis will be confiscated and analyzed, the THC content must be less than 1% for it to return to its owner. … On the other hand if the THC is higher than 1%, the apprehended will have to pay in addition to the fine, the costs of analysis…
Switzerland & the EU
CBD products have seen a resurgence in popularity this year in Zurich. Several companies have cultivated cannabis (hemp) plants in greenhouses, in accordance with medical standards. But Switzerland is not a member of the European Union, sales of “CPure” will be limited in the territory.
The EU theoretically accepts a high THC of 0,3%, Switzerland is more generous with a THC of 1%. Swiss production is currently banned in the rest of Europe, but producers get around this problem by offering oils, extracts very low in THC, to meet the requirements of the European community and abroad.