Cannabis Cigarettes to Hit Swiss Supermarkets

The Swiss won’t have to worry about rolling their own joints anymore, as a small local tobacco maker is now offering cigarettes they claim contain just the right amount of cannabinoid to be beneficial.

“The world’s first tobacco-and-hemp cigarette comes from Eastern Switzerland,”reads the website of an independent company called Koch & Gsell, reassuring those in doubt that, “yes, of course it’s legal.”

“The natural tobacco-and-hemp blend develops a bouquet of mild, sweet and spicy aromas when smoked, exuding the unmistakable scent of cannabis,” reads a statement from the company, which is based in the canton of St. Gallen in northeast Switzerland.

While the cigarettes contain a legally permissible amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the cannabis compound responsible for creating a high, they also have “an extremely high proportion of cannabidiol (CBD), a substance attributed with a range of different positive effects.” CBD is believed to help relieve pain, anxiety...

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