Latest Developments of CBD

In 2020, the Federal Supreme Court ruled that importing cannabis flowers with a THC content of less than 1% is not subjected to the tobacco tax since CBD cigarettes are not deemed a tobacco replacement.

In 2021, a modification to the Federal Narcotics Act was implemented, permitting pilot trials involving cannabis for non-medical uses, with a ten-year duration for this amendment. These trials aim to establish a groundwork for future cannabis legislation, enhancing understanding of controlled cannabis access and offering a scientifically solid foundation for future decisions on cannabis access regulation.

Sale and Distribution of CBD

If you are found with a small quantity of cannabis, specifically no more than 10 grams, intended for personal use, you will not face a fine. Moreover, providing (without selling) up to 10 grams of cannabis to another adult, such as when sharing joints, will also not result in a fine.

No particular licenses are needed for selling or distributing CBD products, provided their THC concentration remains under 1%. CBD items can be acquired in pharmacies, health food stores, and even select supermarkets.

The Consumption of CBD

In Switzerland, consuming CBD is lawful, provided the THC content does not exceed 1%. CBD products are widely available and can be purchased in any location where tobacco products are sold. The regulations governing the purchase of CBD products are akin to those applicable to alcohol and tobacco items.

Traveling to Switzerland with CBD

Yes, you can bring CBD to Switzerland as long as the THC level is less than 1%. A wide array of CBD products is readily available, including CBD oils, pastes, edibles, cosmetics, and smoking flowers, all of which must contain less than 1% THC.


In Switzerland, cannabis products are allowed, provided they contain less than 1% THC. There's no need for specific licenses to sell or distribute CBD products as long as their THC level is below this threshold. CBD items are broadly accessible and can be bought wherever tobacco products are sold. Additionally, you are permitted to bring your CBD into the country, assuming it contains less than 1% THC.


This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Laws regarding CBD oil are subject to change and may vary.