The Dutch government will hold a draw on Thursday to choose 10 marijuana cultivators for the country’s upcoming pilot program, according to a letter to Parliament from the medical and justice ministers dated Friday, Nov. 27. Reports MJ Biz

The winners of the draw will likely be the first in Europe to legally grow adult-use cannabis for commercial purposes.

The pilot program involves 10 cultivators supplying almost 80 “coffee shops,” which currently operate in a system where sales are legally tolerated but cultivation is prohibited.

THE LETTER

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Netherlands to draw 10 recreational marijuana growers this week