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You are not permitted to have drugs which are banned under the Dutch Opium Act (Opiumwet) on your business premises. Furthermore, you are not allowed to prepare, treat, process, sell, supply, provide or transport these substances. You are only allowed to do so when you have dispensation from the Opium Act. The obligation to request dispensation does not apply to physicians, pharmacists, GP surgery dispensaries and hospitals for certain activities.
Dispensation for growing hemp
Dispensation from the opium act is also required for the preparation of and the growing of hemp. Without dispensation, you are committing a criminal offence.
Pharmacists and research institutions, such as universities and hospitals, that need legal medicinal cannabis, should contact the Dutch Office for Medicinal Cannabis (OMC).
Import and export
Import and export by pharmaceutical companies is also only allowed with a dispensation. You can obtain this dispensation from Farmatec, which is part of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).