It looks, tastes and feels like the illegal stuff. KannaSwiss is pumping out bricks of legal hash and pot products that are potent but legal in a growing number of countries.

Switzerland is the birthplace of the modern pharmaceutical sector, which was spawned from the country’s dye and chemical makers.

Drug-making giants Roche and Novartis call the Alpine nation home. Now a Swiss startup is blazing a fresh path by bringing a different kind of drug to market: legal hash and marijuana products.

KannaSwiss, a company founded in 2014, is already producing marijuana that meets Switzerland’s legal standard containing no more than 1% Tetrahydrocannabinol—known as THC, the psychoactive chemical that gets you high. Now it will also make hashish, or hash, for the Swiss market, with plans to expand to other countries loosening their drug laws.

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Andy Hoffman ~ Bloomberg.com

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