Dutch cities renew call for regulated cannabis cultivation

Regulating cannabis cultivation would reduce violent crime surrounding illicit cultivation and could therefore arguably protect human rights
NL Times (Netherlands)
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Almost 90 percent of Dutch municipalities supported a call on the government to allow experiments with regulated cannabis cultivation at the association of Dutch municipalities VNG’s annual conference. Regulation would allow better action against illicit cannabis cultivation and the serious crime that accompanies it. The VNG wants to put pressure on the government with this joint call, which should carry more sway than previous calls by a few mayors. The VNG hopes to make regulated cannabis cultivation a theme for the next parliamentary election in March 2017. A study by Radboud University Nijmegen, concluded that international law does allow regulated cannabis cultivation.