Now there's a rush at the tills
We all know how supermarkets price battle and strive to offer all the latest items. Well the Swiss stores of Lidl are going one step further and offering locally grown cannabis.
Since mid-April, Lidl stores across Switzerland have begun sales of two hemp flower products sourced from the local start-up company “The Botanicals“, marketing them as a tobacco substitute.
Switzerland made changes in 2011in the laws to allow persons over the age of 18 to legally purchase and use cannabis as long as the THC content did not exceed 1%.
The tobacco alternatives are available in 1.5g box and a 3g bag, and are for sale alongside tobacco products at the till.
The products are designed for a relaxing and anti-inflammatory effect. Lidl said “The legally cultivable varieties contain only a very small amount of THC and a high proportion of CBD.”
Although the law changed in 2011, the commercial operators have only recently began to take advantage.
Lidl however is not the first supermarket to get involved with selling cannabis in stores, the Swiss chain Coop has been stocking the cigarettes since last year.
It will be a while until we see the UK price matching those baskets!
Source – The Guardian
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