Netherlands' regulated cannabis experiment postponed again

Selecting the growers is taking longer than expected, and several growers are having problems getting a location
NL Times (Netherlands)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

netherlands cannabis flagThe Netherlands' experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation has been delayed again. The trial will only start in the second quarter of 2023, Ministers Ernst Kuipers of Public Health and Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius of Justice and Security said in a letter to parliament. The initial plan was to start selling regulated cannabis in 2020. That was then delayed to the second half of 2022 and now to next year. According to the Ministers, it is taking longer than expected to get to the point "when the quantity, quality, and diversity" of the legally grown cannabis is sufficient to supply the participating coffeeshops. They expect this point to be reached in the first half of next year at the earliest. (See also: Dutch regulated marijuana growing trial is delayed as problems mount | Dutch recreational cannabis production pilot beset by delays)