The consumption of CBD is becoming increasingly popular in European countries. Many Swiss swear by the positive, healing effects of the trendsetter. Find out what CBD is, which product types are popular among Swiss people, and whether there are differences and preferences regarding CBD use between the sexes here.
CBD in Switzerland
Cannabis products that are labeled as “medicinal” and have a THC content of less than 1 percent are allowed in Switzerland. With this regulation, Switzerland is considered relatively generous, unlike Germany and Austria, where the legal limit is set at 0.2 and 0.3 percent, respectively.
A good third of the Swiss have already used cannabis at least once in their lives. Adults over the age of 18 are allowed to possess or carry up to 10 milligrams. The number of Swiss consumers who regularly use CBD products is put at around 200,000 – a good third of whom are women. This fact underlines not only the wide distribution, but also the great popularity of CBD in this country.
Currently, there are discussions about decriminalizing CBD for recreational use as well and establishing it in society.
This is how Swiss people consume CBD.
CBD oil and CBD flower are among the most popular uses for the Swiss population. Thereby, significantly more women prefer CBD oil – more than two thirds take it. For men, it is exactly the opposite: only one third reaches for the oil and then prefers CBD flowers – also known as “CBD weed”.
Significantly underrepresented are other products made from hemp, such as food, drinks, capsules and sweets. They are used much less to not at all.
The oil of the cannabis plant unfolds its full effect – taken orally – if it is left in the mouth for some time. During this time, the mucous membranes of the mouth draw the active ingredient from the oil and introduce it directly into the blood. The great advantage of oil: With the help of the pipette, it can be dosed precisely and is therefore particularly easy to use.
Cannabis flowers can be smoked as joints, vaporized with the so-called vaporizer, mixed into food or drunk as tea.
Reasons for the use of CBD in Switzerland.
The main reason for taking CBD is considered to be stress – half of the Swiss population buys it to relax or treat insomnia and sleep disorders.
2. Pain and inflammation
About a third prefers CBD to conventional painkillers and uses it for pain, but also inflammation of all kinds.
3. Psychological problems
Only one-sixth of the Swiss use CBD to counteract depression, burnout or anxiety.
1. Online purchase
Internet stores and online pharmacies are a good option if you want to buy CBD.
However, online pharmacies are only limited to selling CBD oil.
2. On-site purchase
It is not only online that the CBD market is developing. You can also purchase your preferred CBD product in selected specialty stores and health food stores.
Herbal remedy CBD
More and more countries in the EU are legalizing CBD. Whether taken as a dietary supplement, eaten as a so-called hemp cookie or used as an additive in creams – more and more people are using CBD as an alternative, purely herbal remedy to relieve pain or sleep disorders, for example.
The main reason: They want to avoid unpleasant and sometimes questionable side effects associated with the use of conventional medicines. No wonder that internet stores offering CBD products in the form of flowers, oil, capsules, and gummy bears are mushrooming.
CBD – the definition
The cannabis – or hemp plant has more than a hundred different active ingredients. Two of the best known of these are CBD and THC.
CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol – THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. Unlike THC, which is known worldwide as “weed” or “marijuana,” CBD is considered harmless, does not intoxicate you, and does not make you addicted. Rather, it helps the body and mind and supports their healing.
Mode of action and applications of CBD.
CBD is believed to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, cannabidiol positively affects the psyche, has a relaxing and calming effect, and can even be used for depression.
Especially as a natural painkiller, CBD is extremely popular and often replaces conventional painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. As a phytotherapeutic, or used as a herbal medicine, it helps, for example, with headaches and period pains, counteracts nausea and lets you sleep better. In addition, CBD can help with depressive moods and even burnout – accompanying conventional therapy – brighten the mood and bring light back into your everyday life.