2.-4. September
Zürich / Switzerland
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Age Limit
Access to the fair is permitted from the age of 16. Children under the age of 16 only have access in supervision of adults.
Business Visitors

CannaTrade grants to each hemp related shop, dealer, producer, media and association two 3-day-tickets for free.

More details you find under http://www.cannatrade.ch/business

In 1999 the first Swiss Hemp Days took place in Ittigen (Bern), in the following year the hemp days were presented in Biberist CH. The history of CannaTrade started 2001, in the fair halls of BEA Expo Bern, as a result of these Swiss Hemp Days. The editions of CannaTrade in 2008 - 2010 were presented in the exhibiton halls of Basel. Since 2012, we organize the fair in a two-years-rhythm , at Stadthalle Dietikon/Zurich. The turn of political events, especial in the USA, raises hope again for a soon (?!) ending of the repression and thereby a new chance for CannaTrade to bloom like in "good old times"...It stays exiting, anyway!
The management of the fair gives all visitors advice to use the public transport. Parking space is limited and with costs. The area around the fair hall will be consequently controlled by the Police. A positive aspect of public transport is certainly that you may drink one or two beers without getting in trouble...
Dogs are welcome at the fair. But we give advice to keep the dogs in the outdoor area Summer in the City. This space is certainly more comfortable…

General information for exhibitors as well the list of exhibitors you will find here:


Hall Plan
The current hall plan you find under http://www.cannatrade.ch/hallenplan.
Hemp is one of the eldest useful plants on earth. The Chinese are cultivating hemp for more than 10'000 years. The hemp plant is relatively easy to grow, doesn't need any pesticide, furthermore, it is an ameliorant.

Hemp on the fields, save the woods. Refering to an equal area, the annual hemp plant is four to five times more effective in the paper production than trees. Caused by the enormous strength of the fiber, hemp paper can be receycled far more often than wooden paper.

Furthermore, hemp produces two to three times more fibers than the cotton plant, but without any pesticide. 50% of the total used pesticide are for the cotton growing. We have finally to stop this contamination of earth and groundwater.

Hemp seed is far more nutritious than even soybean, contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein (but is more digestible by humans), is high in B-vitamins, and is 35% dietary fiber. Hemp seed is not psychoactive and cannot be used as a drug. Hemp seed oil may be nature's most perfectly balanced oil. It contains an ideal 3:1 ratio of omega-6's [linoleic acid] to omega-3's [alpha-linolenic acid] for long-term use, and provides the omega-6 derivative gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Hemp can be used in many ways, like no other plant i.e. as biomass or as isolation and building material. Regional and hemp based circular flow economies in connection with solar energy may help to stop the climate warming.

Hemp is last but not least one of the eldest elixir and intoxicant in the human history. Hemp is an effective medicine against seizures, sickness, stress and so many more diseases. In addition, hemp is one of the less toxic plants and nowadays, the best studied drug worldwide.

Hemp could stop the intoxication of the population through harmful medicine. The turn to sustainable agriculture will be impossible without this precious plant. A complete rehabilitation of hemp, the useful plant No. 1, is overdue. Natural resources, water and the sun provide with all we need.
Identity Check
Please keep your ID-Card with you, there will be identity checks during the fair (protection of minors). Thanks for your comprehension.

News on the legal situation of cannabis from the Swiss association"Legalize It!"


Opening times for visitors
Friday, September 2nd, 2016 11:00 – 19:00 h
Saturday, September 3rd, 2016 11:00 – 20:00 h
Sunday, September 4th, 2016 11:00 – 18:00 h

Details on the route to CannaTrade.ch you will find here:


The selling of hemp seeds, except a few industrial ones, is prohibited in Swiss.
Smoking is forbidden in all public buildings in Switzerland, means also in the fair hall of CannaTrade. But smokers are welcome in the big outdoor area Summer in the City.
Summer in the City
The popular outdoor area of CannaTrade invites our visitors to stay and have a cigarette or enjoy some of the international refreshments.

Summer in the city

Swiss Hemp Days (Schweizer Hanftage)
Under this labeling, the first Swiss hemp events took place in the years 1999 and 2000. These actions finally lead to the first international hemp fair CannaTrade.ch in 2001.

Tickets for CannaTrade are available at the fair's cash or please use our pre-selling service (PSS). Legal access to the fair is from the age of 16. Children under the age of 16 years only have access in supervision of adults.


  • 1 Day: PSS 15,00 SFR / Cash Box 19,00 SFR
  • 3 Days: PSS 35,00 SFR / Cash Box 39,00 SFR

PSS = Pre-Selling Service

Pre-Selling Service: www.starticket.ch

We kindly ask our visitors to use the disposable garbage cans for the waste.