Regulated cultivated cannabis experiment delayed again; could start in 2024

The investment costs for those growing the cannabis have also increased "exponentially" due to inflation and increased construction and energy costs
NL Times (Netherlands)
Saturday, December 3, 2022

netherlands coffeeshop rolling jointsHealth Minister Ernst Kuipers said that the experiment in regulated cultivated cannabis will be postponed again. He expects that "as it stands now" only legally produced cannabis will be able to be sold in coffeeshops in eleven municipalities in 2024, and that it is not possible to launch the project during the second quarter of 2023 as previously announced. He does want to try to begin with a "start-up phase" in a smaller number of municipalities. The government intends to adopt a position on the legalization of cannabis in 2024. Due to the postponement of the experiment, the research report on this will not be ready by then. That is why Kuipers and Justice Minister Dilan Yeşilgöz will look over the situation and draw whatever conclusions they can on the basis of the information available at that time.