5 april 2011
The association Trekt Uw Plant! must be persecuted for its Cannabis Social Club. This was said by demissionary vice-minister for Justice Carl Devlies (Christian Democrat CD&V) in the Chamber of Deputees to MP Bert Schoofs (Flemish Block – Vlaams Belang).
In the Cannabis Social Club members have their individual cannabis plant cultivated for personal use. Every plant should be recogniseable with a namecard. According to Bert Schoofs this would occur in three different places in Antwerp. The association claims not to be punisheable, says Schoofs.
Wrong, says Devlies. “The association bases itself on a ministerial guideline of 2005. This guideline is only valid for people who possess cannabis for own use, not for persons who possess other people’s plants or for an association that carries out a collective plantation for its own members. Furthermore, facilitating other people’s drug use is punisheable as well. These facts should be persecuted”, so it was heard.
“But until now no plantation of the Cannabis Social Club has been discovered”, Devlies added. In 2010 in total 950 cannabis plantations were discovered in Belgium.
Read Trekt Uw Plants’ press release on 7 aprilRepublish