By Transnational Institute 

On 28 May 2018, the Transnational Institute and the Epicurus Foundation co-hosted the second edition of the “The Transparent Chain,” a conference on transparent cannabis supply chains in Utrecht, Netherlands. 

The conference brought together academics, entrepreneurs, advocates and policymakers, from within the Netherlands and from other jurisdictions with experience regulating cannabis, to discuss the future of a government-led cannabis cultivation “experiment” planned for Dutch municipalities. In this context, TNI Drugs and Democracy Programme Director Martin Jelsma shared insights on how local developments in the Netherlands might pave the way for modernisation of the global drug control system.