Coffeeshops getting more cannabis from outside Netherlands

The law may even have backfired
NL Times (Netherlands)
Friday, March 4, 2016

The only effect the new Opium Act had is that coffeeshops are now getting more cannabis from abroad. The major illegal cannabis cultivators did not stop their activities, they simply moved them to outside the Netherlands, BNR reports based on information from several experts and people from the soft drugs industry. The new Opium Act was implemented on March 1st last year. It made anything to do with cannabis cultivation illegal, including selling items used in the cultivation. The government hoped that the new law will make it easier to address the major illegal growers.