Swiss CBD: opportunities and challenges
The cannabidiol industry in Switzerland is growing rapidly – one of the fastest in Europe. And although statistics are lacking, Swiss CBD is highly praised for its quality and effectiveness.
Currently, legislation unfortunately prohibits edible CBD products in Switzerland. However, the 1% THC content allowed in other cannabidiol products enables the Swiss market to have a wide variety of products that cannot be found in other countries. Whether it is flowers, oils or other derived products, customers can therefore benefit from a wide range of choices. Unfortunately, this is not the case in other European countries such as France, where any CBD product must have a maximum of 0% THC to be legally marketed.
Switzerland: advantages for CBD companies
In contrast to our dear European neighbors, Switzerland is a very attractive country for cannabis and CBD companies wishing to enter the market. A company based in Switzerland can not only use industrial hemp, but also different varieties of cannabis with low THC concentration. This of course allows for a greater choice in raw materials as well as in the products derived from them.
Where to buy CBD
The purchase of CBD in Switzerland, especially thanks to e-commerce, has become something simple and fast. You can find them in specialized stores in most cities but also in many other outlets such as gas stations, kiosks or grocery/supermarkets. And of course there are also many CBD online stores such as Naturalpes, to order from home.
Switzerland: an important market
Why has Switzerland become a key player in the CBD market? This is mainly due to the country’s progressive laws: Switzerland recognizes the therapeutic benefits of CBD and it is also possible for a doctor to prescribe medicines containing cannabis. According to the Federal Office of Public Health, these cannabis-containing drugs are mainly used in medical practice to treat chronic pain, loss of appetite and nausea during chemotherapy or spasticity or cramps caused by certain neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
The superior quality of the Swiss CBD
There is also the aspect of the quality of the product: the more the cannabis plants mature, the higher the cannabinoid concentrations are. A plant that reaches a THC concentration of 1% will therefore have a higher level of other cannabinoids such as CBD. This higher concentration is reflected in the extracts made, making for example CBD oils more therapeutically effective than those extracted from plants with lower THC content. Consumers of CBD Switzerland therefore have access to products, be it oils or flowers, that are much more effective than their European counterparts.
Is it really Swiss CBD?
However, be careful when buying cannabis products and beware of misleading advertising. Indeed, some companies do not hesitate to present their CBD products in a certain way in order to lead the customer to believe that they are Swiss products. Make no mistake, this is not always the case.
So as a consumer, how can you be sure of the origin of a product? Swiss products have the controlled designation “Swiss Made” or “Made in Switzerland”, and the extracts must be produced in Swiss laboratories. In case of doubt, simply ask customer service about the place of production as well as the laboratory where the extraction and processing of the raw material takes place.
Naturalpes: 100% Swiss Made
At Naturalpes, we care about all of these aspects. That’s why we are proud to offer you products that are 100% Swiss Made and 100% natural. Our goal has always been to offer a wide range of natural products adapted to every need while maintaining optimal quality. And don’t forget: we are always at your disposal to advise and accompany you in choosing the products best adapted to your needs.