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On the way to legalization: The Netherlands is expected to allow cannabis to grow in kopicops

The lower house in the Netherlands on Tuesday approved the bill to grow cannabis for distribution and sale in the cannabis shops in Amsterdam and other cities. Objective: Quality control on the product, which is currently purchased illegally.

In 1976 the first cannabis shop was opened in the Netherlands and since then the country has been known as an attraction for those interested in enjoying the free Cannabis market.

Although the sale and purchase of cannabis in the same Kopishops is permitted (even if not entirely legal), the growth of the product that was finally sold freely is considered a legal prohibition.

This situation made all cannabis shop owners into delinquents from the moment they bought the cannabis from the illegal supplier and by the time they arrived with the merchandise to the store, cannabis became "superfluous."

A new bill Was submitted on this subject This summer, he won the support of a majority in the Dutch parliament, which hopes to solve this illegal mess and go a step further towards the complete regulation of the cannabis market for leisure purposes by law.

As expected The lower house of parliament in the Netherlands the proposed bill, which will now go up for another vote in the upper legislature (Senate) - where it is expected to be approved.

The bill was approved by a tight majority of 77 supporters against 73 opposed.

Cannabis fines

(Starting with 1 in April 2019)

Based on a figure revealed by Minister Erdan. Police refuse to reveal official figureDetails here)

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