Our goal, instead, is to go much further than just being tolerated. We want to achieve a legal status by applying for an exemption from the Dutch Opium Law to be issued by the Ministry of Health. That should allow us to grow for our members on a large, professional scale. And by doing so, within a scientific research program, we could demonstrate the advantages of controlled cultivation and responsible use in terms of improvement of the public health.
The Tree of Life, CSCA understands the Cannabis Social Club as a nonprofit model for the production and distribution of cannabis within an association of consumers and under the indispensable condition that cannabis will be grown within a legal setting.
In that respect, we differ in our policy from Cannabis Social Clubs that accept to operate in a legally grey area.
Only if the cultivation can be organized in a legal way, we can assure that the production really fulfills the standards of Good Agricultural Practices and only then we can honestly supply our members with organic, uncontaminated cannabis and give reliable product information.
The Club we want to set up cannot be a small community of connoisseurs. It needs to be a bigger, complex, structured, financially self-sufficient organization that can produce a great variety of strains and even develop new ones, based on the recreational and medicinal needs of the members.This concept needs:
- a professional, managerial approach;
- advanced, environmentally sustainable growing technologies and equipment;
- a system of quality control that can scientifically evaluate the effects of the cannabis on the members.