The purchase and possession of cannabis is tolerated in small amounts in the Netherlands (Holland). Cannabis can be purchased from special shops known as coffee shops by people over the age of 18. However, purchase and sale of cannabis apart from these special shops are illegal. The wholesale and cultivation of cannabis is “tolerated” in small amounts (less than five plants at home or possession of maximum 5g per adult). Hemp seeds are not banned under the country’s Opium Act; outdoor use of cannabis is prohibited though tolerated in most places.