Medical extracts in the Netherlands: An uncertain tightrope

8/21/17–The Netherlands has one of the oldest medical cannabis laws in the world. However, the sale of any hard drugs in the Netherlands is strictly prohibited. THC and CBD oil are listed as “tetrahydrocannabinol” and “hemp oil” on List I of the Opium Act and are thus considered hard drugs by Dutch authorities. In contrast to most EU countries, toleration is fundamentally possible in the Netherlands in the case of offenses which are “not of public interest” in the opinion of the police and public prosecutor’s office. Read