After decades of discussion about the cannabis tolerance policy, the next cabinet plans an experiment with government-regulated cultivation of weed and hash.
Six to ten Dutch towns and cities may participate in the test. The coffeeshops in those municipalities will be provided weed from selected producers, under government supervision.
Currently, the sale of weed is permitted by coffeeshops, but the purchase and production are not allowed.
The coalition says its goal is to see if the regulation of the cultivation of cannabis reduces nuisance and crime. Also the regulated weed could have less harmful substances than illegally grown weed, according to RTL News.