Owner of biggest cannabis cafe faces retrial

Coffee shops with more than 500 grammes of cannabis on the premises are not covered by the official policy of turning a blind eye to soft drugs
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Dutch supreme court has ordered a retrial of the owner of what was the country’s biggest cannabis cafe, saying a lower court ruling clearing him of criminal charges was not properly motivated. The lower appeal court had said that even though the cafe had too much marijuana on the premises this did not merit a prison sentence. In addition, the court pointed out that the authorities had encouraged the café’s growth and must have understood that it needed large volumes of drugs to meet demand. (See also: Coffee shop trial is test for Dutch drugs policy)