Bought at a tobacco shop in Lausanne, Switzerland, SOMA by CBDistrict immediately caught my eye and I was told by the friendly saleswoman it was one of the most popular varieties. The Swiss CBD cigarettes themselves were all sold out at the time.
At first I thought the name SOMA was a reference to SOMA Seeds (which would cause copyright infringement, right?), but googling SOMA reveals it’s a fictional synthetic drug from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Which Huxley probably based on a sacred brew of Hindu mythology. Once drunk, Soma gives immortality to the gods of the Hindu pantheon. So much for a short mythology lesson.
The package looks slim and neat and feels very eco-friendly (it may or may not be). The pricing is on the package: 19 Francs (about 16.6 euros, or 20 dollars) for 1.2 grams. According to the package, it should contain 22% CBD and only 0.71% THC. Interesting to note it also says it’s grown indoors.
Due to tobacco regulations, you do see on each package the smoking warnings you also see on regular tobacco.
Inside the packaging
And while 1.2 grams ain’t much, opening the package reveals flowery smelling buds, that after inspection reveal several (but not that many) trichromes.
Crumbling the buds goes fairly easy without a grinder and the smoke that follows is easy on the throat.
According to the CBDistrict website, it is produced without pesticides or fungicides. But oddly enough, they also say there are no terpenes.
The high is difficult to describe coming from a mostly recreational user point of view, but to say it doesn’t do anything to your consciousness isn’t exactly true either. It is definitely more of a clear high opposed to the stoned feeling you get from THC.
Would I recommend this product to you? That really depends. If you’re in Switzerland and would like to give a Swiss CBD product a try, then go for it. All-round it does fairly well. But it’s not one of the cheaper varieties.