Hazy legality: how legal is Dutch weed really?

‘The current system, in which you can sell cannabis but not grow it, is unsustainable’
DutchNews (The Netherlands)
Friday, April 15, 2016

coffeeshop-menuLast November, the local authorities’ association VNG, which represents all 393 Dutch municipalities, issued a report stating that ‘the current situation cannot continue’. ‘By turning a blind eye [to marijuana], the government is giving criminals free rein to sell their products. The cannabis industry is closely entwined with organised crime, which is also involved in ecstasy and human trafficking,’ the report said. The government, however, has consistently refused to consider any form of licensed growing. (See also: Marijuana cuttings soar in price as police crackdown hits growers)