Helping growers to produce marijuana to become an offence

Posted: February 23, 2011 in Drugs

Original DutchNews article here

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Justice minister Ivo Opstelten plans to make it a criminal offence to supply equipment and services to marijuana growers, in line with the wishes of parliament.

The minister plans not only to target ‘grow shops’, which sell seeds, lamps, fertiliser and other supplies but transport firms, landlords and electricians who help with illegal marijuana production.

The offence will carry a maximum jail term of three years, the minister told MPs on Wednesday.

In 2009, police raided 4,727 plantations with a total 850,000 plants.



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