Councils call for more experimental approach to cannabis production

Some councils have already begun drafting their own proposals for how they want to organise the supply chain
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Monday, November 27, 2017

Councils have pleaded with the Dutch government to give them more autonomy in their experiments with legal cannabis production rather than imposing a ‘one size fits all’ solution. The new government plans to allow around 10 local authorities to regulate small-scale production in an attempt to take criminal gangs out of the supply chain. The coalition agreement has set a target of seeing ‘uniform experiments in the permitted cultivation of cannabis for recreational use’ introduced within six months. But local mayors who have expressed an interest in the scheme argue that a diverse approach has more chance of succeeding.