The municipality of Haarlem does not have its own weed garden. There is currently no room for the political climate in The Hague, mayor Bernt Schneiders has informed the city council.
Such a garden can only be used if the cannabis law has been adapted. The Association of Dutch Municipalities (VNG) and a majority in the City Council were in favor of the garden. The experiment with regulation of weed cultivation would be a good weapon in the fight against crime in the city.
PvdA Schneiders, until the summer still the mayor of Haarlem and also the chairman of the research group for weed cultivation, would like to see a system of licenses for the sale and production of weed.
Entrepreneurs are screened and can then get a license under conditions. Also, entrepreneurs should provide information about soft drugs.