Legalise weed growing: VVD proposal seeds dissent

The issue is seen as a hot potato in Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party, currently in government and leading in the polls
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

netherlands-cannabis-plantationVVD leaders in the south of the Netherlands are proposing an overhaul of cannabis laws to regulate cultivation, decriminalising what is currently a grey area: smoking is tolerated but growing is not. A group of liberal party council leaders from major cities in Brabant will propose regulating cannabis cultivation at the VVD autumn congress in Noordwijkerhout. Seven local party leaders told the paper that they want the VVD’s manifesto for the general election in March 2017 to take a clear stance on cannabis growing, rather than ignoring the issue.