‘Swiss marijuana champion’ finds new markets with ‘cannabis light’

CBD cannabis stores are cropping up across Switzerland
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Werner BöschThere’s decaffeinated coffee, alcohol-free beer, and now marijuana that doesn’t make you high. The product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD cannabis” is sold in many Swiss shops, generates millions of Swiss francs in sales and has stirred up a legislative debate. In Switzerland, there is now a ban on growing, selling or consuming cannabis with a THC content of over 1%. Above this limit, cannabis is considered to be a narcotic. Possession of the drug up to a maximum of 10 grammes is punished with a fine of CHF100. However, it has been legally possible to sell cannabis with a THC content of less than 1% since 2011, the year the new federal law on narcotics entered into force. A producer reveals the hidden side of the market.