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Dutch grower gets permission to grow medicinal cannabis

The regulated legal cultivation of medicinal cannabis is suitable for large-scale cultivation in (Westland) greenhouses, according to the Executive Board of the Westland municipality. There is only one important restriction: only with exemption from the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and under strict conditions.
 
The Executive Board answered questions from a local party. They wanted to know the opinion of the Executive Board about the medicinal cultivation of cannabis. Within the government rules - and these are not known yet - the Executive Board is positive, it seems.
 
"The regulated legal cultivation of medicinal cannabis with exemption from the Ministry of Health is suitable for large-scale cultivation in (Westland) greenhouses, but then under strict conditions," they write. There are strict rules, quality requirements and protocols for this cultivation. "In the greenhouses there is a stable climate where the grower can comply well with the protocols, so that the pharmaceutical quality is guaranteed."
 
The Executive Board also announces that there is one Westland company with an exemption for the cultivation of medicinal cannabis. Which company it is, will not be disclosed. In May this year, the government announced that a total of 35 exemptions were granted on the Opium Law, but not all for the cultivation of medicinal cannabis. Also for other purposes one can start to work with cannabis: scientific, analytical-chemical, public health, instructional purposes and training of dogs, trade-related.
 
Which companies have an exemption will not be disclosed. "Because the privacy of the exemption holders is more important than the general importance of publicity," is the view of the government. "In view of the risk of burglary or robbery on these locations, disclosure of such data leads to disproportionate disadvantage of the exemption holders, which does outweigh the importance of disclosure."
 

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