Cannabis plant named for new Dutch king in effort to have drugs policy regulated

Peter Cluskey

The cannabis plant for the new king  took four years to develop, according to  a Dutch  cannabis lobby group,   which says it  is ideally suited to growing outdoors in the changeable  weather

The cannabis plant for the new king took four years to develop, according to a Dutch cannabis lobby group, which says it is ideally suited to growing outdoors in the changeable weather

 

In a uniquely Dutch tribute a week after his investiture, the new king of the Netherlands has had a strain of cannabis plant named in his honour.

The plant, to be called Koning (King) Willem-Alexander, took four years to develop, according to the cannabis lobby group, Nederwietland, and is ideally suited to growing outdoors in the changeable Dutch weather.

“Anybody with a small balcony will be able to grow this weed and within eight weeks, it will produce enough cannabis to last a year”, said the group, which wants changes to the way cannabis production is regulated.

 

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