Green light: ten towns named for legalised cannabis-growing experiment

A total of 79 coffee shops will, from 2021, be supplied by officially regulated cannabis growers
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Thursday, August 29, 2019

coffeeshop salesOne in seven Dutch coffee shops is set to join an experiment where for the first time cannabis growing is to be regulated. Justice minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus and health minister Bruno Bruins named the ten municipalities where all coffee shops will take part in a four year experiment aimed at controlling drug quality and reducing criminality. The Netherlands’ major four cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, will not take part in the experiment as it was deemed too difficult to include all of their coffee shops. Instead, the trial will include Arnhem, Almere, Breda, Groningen, Heerlen, Hellevoetsluis, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Tilburg and Zaanstad. (See also: Cannabis trial: Dutch cities picked for cafe supply experiment | Dutch municipalities mull formal legalization of weed)