Regulated marijuana trial must not encourage use, ministers say

All cannabis cafe personnel will have to go on a compulsory course to be able to identify problematic behaviour
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Dutch government experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation must not give the impression that the state is encouraging the use of the drug, the ministers responsible for the trial have told MPs in a briefing. ‘On the contrary, using cannabis can lead to acute health problems, such as accidents, panic attacks and psychotic episodes,’ the ministers said. ‘It can also lead to addiction and lung problems, partly due to the way it is inhaled in combination with tobacco.’ For this reason, all the packaging will carry a compulsory health warning and there will be leaflets inside the packets with further warnings. The packaging should not be attractive and the THC-CBD levels in the drug should be indicated as well.