The Government of the Netherlands has received 149 applications for licenses to cultivate cannabis as part of the legal cultivation experiment that will supply coffee shops in 10 cities in the Netherlands.
Applications will now be made by the government, which recently announced that “a maximum of 10 producers” should be selected “early 2021”.
Applications have been accepted from July 1 to July 28.
Applicants were required to submit various documents, including a crop proposal detailing their ability to grow at least 6,500 kilograms of flowers per year, as well as safety plans and how they plan to cultivate.
Successful applicants will not be required to grow 6,500 kilograms during the trial or to meet a production quota. Supply will, on the contrary, regulate the amount of cannabis available on the market.
The mayors of the municipalities where the cannabis trial will take place will provide advice on the possible implications for public order and security. Any adverse opinion could lead to the disqualification of a bid.
A random draw of all accepted entries will determine the 10 winners