Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:54
Haarlem halts plan to grow its own cannabis
The city of Haarlem will not be experimenting with regulated cannabis cultivation with its own cannabis garden, Mayor Bernt Schneiders wrote to the city council. According to him, there is no room for such experimentation in the political climate in The Hague, AD reports. Schneiders, like many other mayors in the Netherlands, supports regulated cannabis cultivation, believing that it will be a good weapon against drug crime in the city. He thinks a system of permits for the sale and production of marijuana, license holders also providing information on soft drugs, is a good idea. The Association of Dutch Municipalities as well as a majority of the Haarlem city council supported the cannabis garden.