The Dutch lower house of parliament has narrowly voted to approve the cultivation of cannabis.
The bill would exempt professional growers working within certain conditions from punishment.
But it is not yet law, as it must also get majority support from the Senate.
Buying small amounts of cannabis at so-called coffee shops has long been tolerated in the Netherlands, but cultivating and selling it to the coffee shops is illegal.
Coffee shops often fall back on supplies from criminal networks.
Source: 420Intel – Politics