Netherlands to draw 10 recreational marijuana growers this week

Ten growers could be formally designated by the end of February 2021
Marijuana Business Daily (US)
Monday, November 30, 2020

netherlands cannabis flagThe Dutch government will hold a draw to choose 10 marijuana cultivators for the country’s upcoming pilot program, according to a letter to Parliament from the medical and justice ministers. The winners of the draw will likely be the first in Europe to legally grow adult-use cannabis for commercial purposes. The pilot program involves 10 cultivators supplying almost 80 “coffee shops,” which currently operate in a system where sales are legally tolerated but cultivation is prohibited. Ten municipalities are taking part in the program with all their coffee shops, but the growing locations do not necessarily need to be in those localities.