Dutch councils queue up for regulated marijuana project

The government is expected to announce where the trials will take place next year
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

So far 25 of the Netherlands’ 380 local authorities have come forward to say they wish to take part in trials to regulate marijuana production. The new government plans to set up experiments to grow marijuana in eight to 10 places in the coming years. While officials turn a blind eye to the sale of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, how the drug ends up in licenced coffee shops remains a grey area. Dozens of local authorities have for years argued for licenced production to remove drugs gangs from the entire chain. The local authorities association VNG also recommended regulated production in 2015. (See also: Rotterdam may experiment with "municipal weed" in new cannabis policy)