Ruling party to support regulated cannabis cultivation after all

Take cannabis production for coffeeshops out of the criminal circuit and monitor the quality of the product
NL Times (Netherlands)
Monday, November 21, 2016

nl-cannabis-plantationIt seems that ruling party VVD will support regulating cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands. During a VVD conference a vast majority of party members forced the party leaders to change their positition on this issue by voting in a proposal for "smarter regulation" brought by party members. The commitment to "smarter regulation" of cultivation and sales will now appear in the party’s manifesto for the 2017 general election and clears the way for a shift in the policy of the next government, commentators said. (See also: VVD changes sides on marijuana cultivation | Largest Dutch political party wants to overhaul cannabis laws)