Last week, Minister of Justice Grapperhaus has stated that the government has officially selected seven companies for the closed cannabis supply chain experiment.
One of these companies is Cannamax, which is looking now looking to get a plot of land in Lingerwaard to set up their cultivation. Lingewaard's mayor Nelly Kalfs was informed last week by Minister Grapperhaus.
Mayor Kalfs has mainly looked at public order and safety over the past six months, in collaboration with the police and the judiciary. That did not reveal any critical issue, so Cannamax is now going to talk about a location with alderman Johan Sluiter, who is responsible for zoning planning.
Other growers want Cannamax a little away
A plot on the Hedera has been reserved for Cannamax. But the large neighboring growers are not eager to welcome such a cultivation. On the one hand, they fear that it will attract crime - for example, if illegal cannabis growers want to thwart Cannamax.
On the other hand, they find the 'greenhouse' that Cannamax wants to build completely unsuitable, as the facility will look much more like a regular commercial warehouse. The local growers, therefore, would rather see Cannamax get a place about 1 kilometer east of the Azaalelaan.
Cannamax must come up with a proposal
Cannamax had already submitted a building permit a few months ago, but it was withdrawn at the request of the municipality. Now that Minister Grapperhaus has taken the initiative with the municipality and cannabis producers, Alderman Sluiter is waiting to see which request Cannamax will come up with for a plot on NextGarden.