They really know how to do legal weed in Switzerland. So much so, you can find the stuff next to cigarettes at your local grocery store.
The supermarket chain Lidl is planning to sell a new line of cannabis products in the form of 1.5 gram boxes of CBD flowers, packaged and promoted as an alternative to tobacco. In fact, the boxes will be sold alongside rolling tobacco at checkout.
Although the weed will be marketed as an alternative to tobacco, it will be way more expensive, with a 1.5-gram box of CBD bud going for 18 Swiss Francs (about $18).
Abiding by Switzerland’s cannabis laws means cannabis products must contain less than 1 percent THC in order to be manufactured and sold retail. In 2011, Switzerland passed a law allowing adults as young as 18-years-old to buy weed with less than 1 percent THC, making high CBD products more accessible.
Speaking to The Sun, Lidl said:
The manufacturer relies on sustainable agriculture and refrains entirely from adding chemical, synthetic or genetically modified substances.
The legally cultivable varieties contain only very small amounts of THC and a high proportion of CBD oil.
Last summer, Switzerland rolled out “the world’s first” hemp cigarette from Heimat. According to the company’s website, “Heimat Tabak & Hanf cigarettes can be consumed legally wherever smoking is permitted—in Switzerland, in any case. The cigarettes should not be taken abroad, as this may result in prosecution due to the differences in the permissible THC limits in other countries.”
As The Fresh Toast reported back in July, the cigarettes contain both hemp and cannabidiol (CBD), clocking in at 20 percent CBD.