What is legal Cannabis?
What’s the difference between recreational marijuana, legalized medical Cannabis, and legal Cannabis? How do the United States and Switzerland differ when it comes to Cannabis plant extracts such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD)?
In Switzerland, the sale of products containing up to 1% of THC (the ingredient that makes users “high”) has been legal since 2011. In Swiss terms, when we talk about “legal Cannabis”, we mean products that have a low THC content and usually higher content of other cannabinoids. Currently, CBD-based products are paving the way, derived from CBD flowers. What’s more, possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana containing higher levels of THC is no longer a criminal offense.
Possession of small amounts
Adults caught with a small quantity for personal use are subject to a small fine. Different areas or cities in the country may however enforced this law to varying degrees. Switzerland is also carrying out studies and scientific studies on the impact of Cannabis use on Public Health, which enjoy widespread popular support.
In the United States, on the other hand, the sale and possession of Cannabis are illegal at a Federal level. Products with a THC content of over 0,3% are only authorized in 15 states (at time of writing), of which one of the most recent is South Dakota. Across the country, activists are pushing for the US federal government to legalize medical marijuana. Currently, many states have side-stepped FDA approval for the medical use of Cannabis products by subjecting it to physician approval.
What are the benefits of Swiss legal Cannabis?
The benefits of CBD products such as CBD hemp flowers, trims or pre-rolled joints are numerous. Many regular CBD consumers note a positive impact on their mental health. They report lower stress and anxiety levels, improved sleep, and an increase in their overall well-being.
Medical Marijuana often refers to CBD’s infamous cousin, THC. Smoking CBD buds or infusing them to make herbal tea can help relieve chronic pain. It could also help with balancing your immune system. It can also, according to certain studies, reduce some of the symptoms of serious diseases such as cancer.
More and more Swiss people are turning towards CBD and for good reasons. The small buds found on the Cannabis Sativa plant are no longer synonymous with getting high or illegal activities. They’re now part and parcel of a healthy lifestyle, alongside going to the gym, eating a plant-based diet, and getting eight hours of sleep a night.
How should you consume legal Cannabis?
You can consumer CBD hemp or legal Cannabis in several ways. It very much depends on your own personal preference. Some people like to smoke pre-rolled joints or the small buds for an instant impact. Others prefer to take CBD oil in order to benefit from a long-lasting effect. Herbal teas containing CBD mixed with other plants are also increasingly popular.
Whatever your preference, uWeed has a legal Cannabis product that’s right for you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to find out which one is best adapted to your specific needs.