The Dutch government will start accepting applications in July from potential cultivators for its adult-use cannabis experiment.
From July 1 until July 28, companies will be able to apply to grow adult-use marijuana for supply to coffee shops in 10 municipalities around the country.
July marks the official start to the preparatory phase of the limited-scope experiment that will mandate all coffee shops in the 10 participating municipalities be supplied exclusively with legally grown cannabis.
Until now, all coffee shops have carried cannabis only from the illicit market.
The selection process of up to 10 growers is expected to take six months.
When cultivators start distributing their products to coffee shops depends on the business plans of the applicants that are selected.