What is CBD? What effects does CBD have on the human body?
The active ingredient CBD is the second most common active ingredient in the cannabis plant and is considered non-psychoactive. In recent years, CBD has played an increasingly important role in medicine, especially because of its enormous potential. The doctors suspect that cannabidiol (CBD) has positive properties on the healing and alleviation of diseases. However, these assumptions are not scientifically proven and according to the Swiss Medicines Ordinance, we are prohibited from passing on any healing promises to our customers. CBD is not a cure/ drug and is not touted as such to our customers. We would like to point out that we do not give medical advice or make diagnoses. The Federal Office of Public Health has published a leaflet for further information.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
The cannabis plant has a total of around 80 active substances called cannabinoids. These active substances react with different receptors in the brain and can influence numerous processes in the nervous system. The two best-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant are THC (Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). Compared to the active ingredient THC, the consumption of CBD does not induce a high and therefore does not make you high. In addition, THC is illegal in Switzerland (see CBD Ratgeber, 2017).
Why is CBD legal in Switzerland?
CBD products with a THC content of less than 1% are not subject to the Narcotics Act in Switzerland, but to the Food Act (Tobacco Ordinance). The products placed on the market as tobacco substitutes must therefore meet the legal requirements of the products they replace.
What requirements do CBD manufacturers like Swiss Cannabinoid Sagl have to meet?
Every product must be reported to the Federal Office of Public Health before it is sold. In particular, the notification contains a laboratory analysis which confirms the non-psychotropic effect and the absence of nicotine. The packaging must also meet certain requirements. The same warning pictures as on cigarette packs must be printed on every retail pack. So that the consumer of the tobacco substitute products can clearly perceive the warning notices.
Are CBD flowers, CBD drops and CBD cuttings legal abroad?
In Switzerland, products with a THC content of up to a maximum of 1% are legal. Every country has its own laws regarding the permitted THC content. In the surrounding countries of the EU area, hemp products with a THC value of 0.2-0.3% THC (see Hemp Info, 2017) are permitted. Most of the products sold on medicalcannabis.ch correspond to the legal maximum THC levels in both Switzerland and Europe, which have also been proven by laboratory analyzes of each individual variety.
What are the medicinal effects of CBD?
According to the Swiss Medicines Ordinance, as sellers of CBD products, we are prohibited from disseminating any information about the medical effects of CBD products. However, there are many helpful links and videos on this subject on the Internet.