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Quality issues delay sale of cannabis products in Basel pilot scheme

September 9, 2022 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.

The ‘Weed Care’ experiment in the city of Basel was supposed to launch on September 15External link. 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.

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