NL: One of ten growers involved in cannabis experiment loses license

The license of one of the ten growers selected by the government for the Dutch cannabis experiment has been revoked. Grower Supraleaf failed to get hold of the specified location on the Zwaag industrial park. The company is therefore no longer allowed to participate in the experiment.

The experiment with the legal supply and purchase and sale of cannabis is only slowly getting underway. Only one participant has already started growing cannabis plants, the other growers are still in the construction phase of the cultivation sites.

Start of sales in 2023
The start of the experiment was already postponed in March, from later this year to the second quarter of 2023, but it remains to be seen whether there will be enough cannabis available by then to start supplying the coffee shops in the participating cities. To meet that demand, the ten growers must each produce about 6,500 kilograms of legal cannabis per year.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health informed the NOS that a start can be made as soon as the quantity, quality and diversity of the hemp and hashish produced is sufficient. "In the run-up to that, it will be monitored whether that starting moment remains feasible."

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