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Closed cannabis supply chain trial

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 1 July 2020

What changes?

A small-scale trial for the supply of cannabis has started on 1 July 2020. The trial aims to find out whether it is possible to create a closed supply system for supplying and selling cannabis in coffeeshops. In the trial, growers with a special licence will be allowed to supply coffeeshops legally. The cannabis will be subject to quality controls. The closed system will exclude criminal activity from the supply chain.

A number of rules apply to the trial:

  • All coffeeshops in the participating municipalities will take part in the experiment.
  • The administration of these coffeeshops and their suppliers has to be transparent and watertight.
  • Market forces will determine the price and range of products available.
  • The amount of active substances (THC and CBD) must be clearly indicated on the packaging.
  • The coffeeshops sell these pre-packaged products as supplied by the growers.

For whom?

  • coffeeshops
  • growers

When?

This so-called weed experiment has started on 1 July 2020.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO