Ministers to decide on marijuana cultivation trials by the summer

Independent experts will then evaluate the results
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Monday, March 12, 2018

Ministers will publish their proposals for the planned experiment with legal marijuana cultivation by the summer, justice minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus has told Dutch parliament in a briefing. The new government pledged to experiment with cultivating marijuana in an effort to remove the grey area between illegal supply and licenced cannabis cafes or coffee shops, where small amounts of marijuana can be bought for personal use. A specialist commission is due to report on how the experiment should be carried out by May 31, 2018. The experiment itself will run for four years in six to 10 local authority areas. (See also: Design of cannabis cultivation experiment to be clarified in the course of 2018 | Coffee shops react with caution)