Could a legal quirk bring cannabis tourism to Switzerland?

Visitors to Switzerland are usually attracted by the promise of picturesque chalets and mountain hikes. But now they could have another, more unlikely, reason to pay a visit: cannabis.

A Swiss supermarket has become the first major chain in the world to start selling cannabis cigarettes. Coop Cooperative shoppers can now grab a pack of the cigarettes along with their artisan chocolate and Gruyère cheese.

“Heimat” cigarettes are said to offer a mellow high

“Heimat” cigarettes are said to offer a mellow high

Cannabis with less than 1 per cent THC is legal in the country – that’s higher than the 0.2 per cent legal limit in most other European countries. The cigarettes also contain a high level of the other component found in hemp and marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD).

These CBD-rich cigarettes have a mellow effect and are thought to be useful...

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