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The Dutch Green Party wants government regulation of ecstasy production

GroenLinks wants ecstasy regulation

  • James Dewar
  • 18 December 2018
The Dutch Green Party wants government regulation of ecstasy production

The Dutch Green Party, GroenLinks, has said that the government should act to regulate the production of ecstasy.

Speaking to the Volkskrant, Green Party member Kathalijne Buitenweg said: "The government does not have to make the pills itself but should regulate production... to make sure they meet proper quality standards."

Such a move would shift pill production away from the criminal circuit and towards government control.

In the same interview, Buitenweg also argues that regulation should be paired with a discouragement campaign to warn about the risks of taking ecstasy.

This follows the news earlier in the year that Dutch ecstasy pills are getting stronger.

[Photo: MDMA Team]

James Dewar is a freelance journalist, follow him on Twitter

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