Altruistic marijuana grower is guilty but goes unpunished

The ruling may have considerable impact on future cases involving marijuana production
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Friday, October 30, 2015

doede-de-jongDutch cannabis grower Doede de Jong has been found guilty of cultivating cannabis by the appeal court but will not be punished because he had done all he could to ensure a safe, legal supply to licenced coffee shops. He is the second 'altruistic' marijuana grower found guilty in court without being punished. The government is under increasing pressure to allow regulated production to supply coffeeshops and remove the grey area between licenced sales and illegal production. (See also: Landmark ruling for cannabis grower | Dutch increasingly support regulated cannabis cultivation)