Relatively clear rules and guidance: CBD products in Switzerland



  • Executive summary
  • Regulatory landscape: Switzerland
  • Regulatory framework: Cannabis in Switzerland
  • Regulatory framework: Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Rules governing the source of CBD
  • Rules for CBD as a raw substance
  • Rules for CBD products
  • CBD products that can be sold with some restrictions
  • CBD products requiring authorisation
  • Prohibited CBD products
  • Enforcement
  • Outlook on the growing CBD market in Switzerland and its regulation
  • Relevant laws and guidance
  • Relevant federal bodies
  • Industry associations


CBD products in Switzerland come under three possible headings: sale with some restrictions; sale requiring authorisation; and sale prohibited. This report considers these three categories, what they apply to, and what they mean.

Photo: Erich Westendarp