The active ingredient CBD is the second most abundant active ingredient of the cannabis plant and is considered non-psychoactive. In recent years, CBD has become increasingly important in medicine, especially because of its enormous potential. The physicians suspect that cannabidiol (CBD) has beneficial properties for the healing and alleviation of diseases and z. In schizophrenia, inflammation, depression and headache (see CBD Guide, 2017). However, these assumptions are not scientifically proven and according to the Swiss Medicines Ordinance, we are prohibited from passing on any promise of healing to our customers. CBD is not a cure / drug and we do not recommend it as such to our customers. We point out that we do not conduct medical consultations or make diagnoses. For further information, the Federal Office of Public Health has published a leaflet.

2. Where is the difference between CBD and THC? The cannabis plant has a total of around 80 active substances, known as cannabinoids. These agents react with different receptors in the brain and can affect many processes of the nervous system. The two best known cannabinoids of the cannabis plant are THC (Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). Compared to the active ingredient THC, the consumption of CBD triggers no intoxication and thus does not make high. In addition, THC is illegal in Switzerland (see CBD Guide, 2017)!

3. Why is CBD (cannabidiol) 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 marketed as tobacco substitutes must therefore meet the legal requirements of the products they replace.

4. What requirements are placed on producers / distributors of CBD products? Each product must be reported to the Federal Office of Public Health before sale. In particular, the report contains a laboratory analysis confirming the non-psychotropic effects as well as the absence of nicotine. The packaging must also meet certain specifications. Each retail pack must have the same warning labels as cigarette packs. For the consumer of the tobacco substitute products to perceive the warnings clearly, they must amount to at least 35% of the front and 50% of the back of the packaging area. In addition, the instructions “<1% THC” and “plant-based products without tobacco” must be present on the packaging (see Federal Office of Public Health FOPH, 2017).

5. Why are there sellers on the internet who can offer such low prices? For a producer to sell his products, he must register as a producer / manufacturer with the Directorate General of Customs. Each producer of CBD tobacco substitute products is required to levy a tobacco tax of 25% on their products sold and to deliver them to the state. The funds from the tobacco tax are then used to finance the AHV. There are offers of very cheap CBD products on the internet. We expressly advise our customers to purchase CBD products of all kinds only from registered manufacturers! Among other things, the low prices can only be offered because the providers have not registered as official producers and no taxes are levied on them. In addition, there is no guarantee that the THC levels of the products will be below 1% and are really legal.

AE Grünkraft is registered at the Directorate General of Customs with the number 3488 and guarantees its customers that the products sold are 100% legal and have a THC content lower than 1%.

6. Can I consume the CBD products in public?

The products of Hanfpost.ch are sold as tobacco substitute products. For this reason, you may consume the products anywhere smoking is permitted. TIP: Make sure people close to you light your CBD joint. So you prevent astonished looks and learn in good time, whether someone bothers by the smell of your legal joints.

7. And what about consumption abroad?

In Switzerland, products with a THC content of up to a maximum of 1% are legal. Each country has its own laws regarding the permitted THC content. In the surrounding countries of the EU, hemp products with a THC value of 0.2 – 0.3% THC (see Hemp Info, 2017) are permitted. Most of the products distributed on Hanfpost.ch comply with the legal THC limits in Switzerland, which has also been proven by means of laboratory analyzes of each individual variety. But since our products usually have a higher THC content than 0.2 – 0.3%, the products are illegal abroad! We therefore strongly advise our customers not to consume the products abroad.

8. Can I consume CBD and then drive a vehicle?

According to the Institute of Legal Medicine IRM Zurich, due to the lack of studies, it can not be ruled out that CBD has a negative effect on driving behavior. However, it is possible to distinguish between legal and illegal cannabis product use in a blood analysis. When consuming CBD products, it can therefore be assumed that no relevant THC values ​​can be established for unfit driving (see 20min.ch, 2017). Nevertheless, we advise our customers to refrain from driving a vehicle after consuming CBD.

9. What if the police “catch me” with CBD?
Legal cannabis is booming in Switzerland and traders are literally overrun by inquiries and orders. Even the regional police corps are not prepared for the onslaught yet. Until recently, there was no quick test to determine the local CBD content. Increasingly, however, the police are now using a quick test. Should your cannabis be confiscated, we recommend that you insist on a laboratory analysis. By the time the test results are known, you will immediately get your CBD back. So you do not even get into such a situation, we recommend the following:
  • Keep the receipt of your purchase (make a photo if necessary or make sure that you can always access the order confirmation)
  • Always deliver the products in their original packaging
  • Behave always friendly and courteous Should you still have problems, we are always at your disposal with our help.