Idealistic marijuana growers get suspended jail terms

By not allowing the safe and responsible production of marijuana, "the court is handing the coffee shops over to organised crime"
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A couple who grew marijuana ‘by the book’ and informed the tax office about their income have been found guilty of running an illegal plantation and given three month suspended jail sentences on appeal. Last October, a lower court said the couple had always been honest in their dealings with police and justice ministry officials and had acted in the spirit of Dutch soft drugs legislation with regard to public health and public safety. Although they were guilty of running an illegal plantation, they should not face punishment, the court said.