A Dutch judge rejected on Thursday a request to annul the results of a lottery process used to select cultivators for the country's recreational cannabis experiment.
"This means the experiment will likely continue moving forward as planned," Kaj Hollemans, a drug policy consultant based in the Netherlands, told Marijuana Business Daily.
"It is now at the stage at which the government performs the background checks of the first ten lottery winners."
The winners will likely be the first legal commercial growers of adult-use marijuana in Europe.
A group of eight applicants who were not selected among the 10 winners of the lottery went to court, complaining about several procedural issues.
One of the issues raised involved three rejected applications that had been considered in the draw, reducing "the applicants' chances (to be one of the 10 winners) by 2%," the ruling says.
Another procedural issue raised...
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