What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of over 80 cannabinoids contained in cannabis. CBD is, besides tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is mainly responsible for the intoxicating effect, the second most concentrated cannabinoid of the hemp plant and unlike THC it does not cause intoxication.
What is the effect of CBD?
CBD has no intoxicating effect, i.e. it does not make "high". CBD is said to have a relaxing effect, which is why it is often used for relaxation and sleep problems. CBD is also said to have a mood-enhancing effect. Although the effect of CBD has not yet been fully researched, possible therapeutic effects include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiepileptic, anti-emetic, anxiety-relieving, antidepressant or antipsychotic effects. CBD is said to have virtually no side effects.
What is the legal situation?
CBD is legal in Switzerland. Products with a high CBD content and a THC content below 1% are not subject to the Narcotics Law. Hemp flowers are regarded as tobacco substitute products and are therefore subject to tobacco tax.
How is CBD consumed?
CBD can be consumed in drop form and in the form of flowers. The products also differ in CBD content. The + for the indicated percentage of oils means that the content can be slightly higher than indicated, e.g. 12.5% instead of 12%. Often the oil is consumed in a concentration of 6% or 12%. The 6% oil is also used for animals.