20/03/2024  Daria B

Starting from June 17, 2024, coffee shops in municipalities participating in the experiment will be allowed to sell both tolerated and regulated products. It is expected that a transition phase of three months will suffice to optimize the quantity, quality, and diversity of the regulated products.

Therefore, it has been decided to extend the transition phase to 3 months instead of 6 weeks and link conditions to the start of the experimentation phase. After the transition phase, the experimentation phase will begin, during which only regulated cannabis may be sold in the participating municipalities.

Experimentation phase

It is crucial that the experimentation phase only begins when the regulated supply meets the conditions regarding quantity, quality, and diversity. Coffee shop owners deem it essential that multiple growers are ready to supply, ensuring a diverse range of products.

If the supply at the start of the experimentation phase is insufficient, the risk of illegal (street) trade increases. Therefore, the decision has been made to extend the transition phase to allow sufficient time to meet these conditions. The start of the experimentation phase is scheduled for September 16, 2024.


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