Cannabis is one of the world’s oldest crops and ornamental plants.
It has also been considered a medicinal plant for centuries.
The female buds can contain up to 100 different cannabinoids, depending on the variety.
The most well known are THC and CBD.
So far, cannabinoids have only ever been found in cannabis plants.
Cannabis relieves pain and relaxes muscles, increases appetite, dilates the bronchi, reduces inflammation and helps with allergic reactions.
Cannabis is used in medicine in a wide variety of areas.
CBD is highly topical and raises many questions.
What is CBD, what products containing CBD are available, how are they used and how do they work?
What do you need to know about the risks and what about the legal and health issues?
Sucht Schweiz has a new fact sheet with the answers to these questions.
Low-THC cannabis and other products containing CBD can now be legally purchased from a rapidly growing number of outlets.
This (apparent) contradiction between “cannabis” and “legal” leads to uncertainty.
The fact that these products are available for a variety of purposes doesn’t make it any easier.
That’s why Sucht Schweiz has put together all the information available about CBD in a single fact sheet.
Low-THC cannabis (i.e. less than 1% THC) is not covered by the Swiss Narcotics Act.
Nevertheless, it has not yet been approved as a drug or as a liquid for e-cigarettes.
CBD seems to be more relaxing than intoxicating.
The long-term effects of consumption are, however, unknown.
Even though CBD products are lower risk than cannabis with a high THC content, caution should still be exercised.
Burning produces harmful substances, especially when smoking.
Drivers are also advised not to consume CBD, as it is difficult to estimate when the legal limit of 1.5 micrograms of THC per litre of blood has been reached.