D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production

Regulating coffee shop supplies would also generate more tax income for the treasury and cut spending on the police and justice ministry
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands. D66 has called for regulation of the supply side for years and says this will not only save money but cut health risks to users. The current situation, in which officials turn a blind eye to the sale of small amounts of marijuana in licenced cafes but ban growing, cannot continue. The draft legislation does not legalise the cultivation of marijuana but will allow growers to apply for an exemption to the law under strict conditions.