Quality issues delay sale of cannabis products in Basel pilot scheme

Switzerland's first pilot project for the legal sale of cannabis products has been delayed after some of the initial stock failed quality control tests
Swissinfo (Switzerland)
Friday, September 9, 2022

switzerland flag cannabis2The ‘Weed Care’ experiment in the city of Basel was supposed to launch on September 15. But it has been put on hold because traces of pesticides were found in some of the supposedly organic plants. Basel’s health department said on Friday that the delay could last several weeks or even months as products must now be analysed again by an independent body. Six cannabinoid products – four types of cannabis flowers and two types of hashish – were due to go on sale in nine pharmacies from next week. The Federal Office of Public Health approved the pilot scheme in April as part of a project by the University of Basel, its psychiatric clinics and the cantonal health department.