Cannabis products sold in Lidl Switzerland

Health and addiction experts are less enthusiastic about the normalisation of a product whose effects remain relatively unknown
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hemp containing active ingredient cannabidiol (CBD) can now be bought in Swiss branches of German discount supermarket chain Lidl. Start-up company The Botanicals, from Thurgau in northeastern Switzerland, will be supplying pure hemp flowers grown exclusively in Switzerland in partially automated greenhouses and specially designed indoor facilities. They say they support sustainable agriculture and are renouncing the use of chemical, synthetic or genetically modified substances. The hemp is obtained according to the Good Agricultural and Collection Practice guidelines of the European Medicines Agency. The hemp flowers, which are produced as a tobacco replacement intended to be used in roll-up cigarettes, are available in stores in French and German-speaking Switzerland.