This page summarizes the classification of the products on sale on this website for the Swiss market, and is as such an integral part of the general terms and conditions of sale for Switzerland. Accordingly, when a sale of products obtained on this website takes place, whether on Internet or in a shop, it is agreed between the reseller and the buyer that the following definitions are understood and respected. In addition, the products obtained on this website must not be the object of any publicity, nor any medical allegations. Finally to reduce risks and where applicable, we recommend products and inhalation methods that do not require combustion.


vape pen

Description: This cigarette liquid contains the essential oils of hemp (without any additions) in the form of a complete and natural extraction (lipids, terpene-phenols, cannabinoids (CBD(A), THC(A), CBG(A), CBC(A), CBN, etc.), terpenes). Depending on the dilution, it also contains propylene glycol (USP) and natural extracts for taste. It comes in different dilutions and is sold without any therapeutic allegations.

Official classification: commercialised as an item of everyday use (electronic cigarette liquid containing CBD)

 

eliquid

Description: This cigarette liquid contains the essential oils of hemp (without any additions) in the form of a complete and natural extraction (lipids, terpene-phenols, cannabinoids (CBD(A), THC(A), CBG(A), CBC(A), CBN, etc.), terpenes). Depending on the dilution, it also contains propylene glycol (USP) and vegetable-based glycerine (USP). It comes in different dilutions and is sold without any therapeutic allegations.

Official classification: commercialised as an item of everyday use (electronic cigarette liquid containing CBD)

 

oil

Description: This oil contains the essential oils of hemp (without any additions) in the form of a complete and natural extraction (lipids, terpene-phenols, cannabinoids (CBD(A), THC(A), CBG(A), CBC(A), CBN, etc.), terpenes). It also contains vegetable oil and comes in different dilutions. It is sold without any therapeutic allegations, nor any recommendation of usage.

Official classification: commercialised as a chemical product

  • PDF direct | Aetherische+Öle-Merkblatt+Swissmedic-BAG_fra (in french)
  • PDF direct | Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) – overview
  • Notice: “the products containing CBD can legally be put on the market in the form of perfumed oils, in accordance with the provisions of the law pertaining to chemical products”. (translated from French)
  • Notice: “If their presentation, or their use, permits the supposition or suggests that that they could fall within the scope of other legal provisions, the suitability of them being put on the market must be evaluated on the basis of those provisions ”. (translated from French)
  • Notice: “It is the purpose (claimed properties) of an essential oil or the preparation/device containing essential oils that determines the applicable regulation”. (translated from French)

 

wax-dab | extract (tobacco substitute)

Description: This extract contains the essential oils of hemp (without any additions) in the form of a complete and natural extraction (lipids, terpene-phenols, cannabinoids (CBD(A), THC(A), CBG(A), CBC(A), CBN, etc.), terpenes). It is sold without any therapeutic allegations. Despite being in the tobacco substitute category, it is recommended to vaporise this extract instead of smoking it.

Official classification: commercialised as a tobacco substitute | products containing tobacco substitutes destined to be smoked are governed by the Ordinance on tobacco

  • PDF direct | Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) – overview
  • PDF direct | Notice sur l’assujettissement à l’impôt sur le tabac de produits à base de cannabis avec une teneur en THC inférieure à 1 % (in french)
  • Notice: these products must “satisfy, by analogy, the requirements that have been set for the tobacco products destined to be smoked”. (translated from French)
  • Notice: “must not harm the health directly or in an unexpected way”. (translated from French)
  • Notice: “must not have any psychotropic effects, so as to exclude that these products can be used as narcotics”. (translated from French)

 

dried flower (tobacco substitute)

Description: This dried Cannabis sativa L. flower contains the essential oils of hemp (lipids, terpene-phenols, cannabinoids (CBD(A), THC(A), CBG(A), CBC(A), CBN, etc.), terpenes). It is sold without any therapeutic allegations. Despite being in the tobacco substitute category, it is recommended to vaporise this flower instead of smoking it.

Official classification: commercialised as a tobacco substitute | products containing tobacco substitutes destined to be smoked are governed by the Ordinance on tobacco

  • PDF direct | Products containing cannabidiol (CBD) – overview
  • PDF direct | Notice sur l’assujettissement à l’impôt sur le tabac de produits à base de cannabis avec une teneur en THC inférieure à 1 % (in french)
  • Notice: these products must “satisfy, by analogy, the requirements that have been set for the tobacco products destined to be smoked”. (translated from French)
  • Notice: “must not harm the health directly or in an unexpected way”. (translated from French)
  • Notice: “must not have any psychotropic effects, so as to exclude that these products can be used as narcotics”. (translated from French)

 

dried flower

Description: Dried Cannabis sativa L. flower, for all kinds of preparations.

Official classification: commercialised as raw material, dried flower

 

foodstuffs

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a new kind of foodstuff. CBD extracted from hemp or synthetically produced plants can not be used without authorization as a foodstuff because it is considered a novel food according to the EU’s Novel Foods Catalog. An authorization from the FSVO or the European Commission is required for placing it on the market.


Notice: In case of discrepancies or legal disputes, the meaning and spirit of the French version of this page shall be used to interpret the product classification.