Article 1. Name and registered office
1. The association bears the name: Cannabinoïden Adviesbureau Nederland (CAN)
2. The association has its registered office in Amsterdam. It is referred to as the Association in the following articles.
Article 2. Purpose
The association sets itself the goal:
1. The realisation of a quality standard for the production and sale of commodity law products* containing CBD and/or other cannabinoids and terpenes of natural origin.
2. The realization of a legal basis for these products.
3. The promotion of expertise about these products within the entire chain**, in the field of quality, effectiveness, safety and communication.
* Food, food supplements, cosmetics and other products.
** From grower, producer, importer and distributor to primary health care, retailer and consumer.
Article 3. Resources
The association tries to achieve this goal by:
a. Maintaining contacts with the government and sister organisations;
b. The organisation of meetings;
c. Establishing committees with defined sub-tasks;
d. Carrying out research or having it carried out;
e. Organising mutual consultation and coordination within the sector for the products referred to;
f. Setting up a national secretariat;
g. The establishment of a quality mark in accordance with the rules laid down by the government, which is mandatory and binding for the members;
h. Providing information to the public, in collaboration with the relevant institutions, about the use of the products referred to;
i. Subjecting the products referred to, to inspections and tests by the bodies authorised for that purpose, in accordance with the applicable standards;
j. Standardising product information and product labelling;
Article 4. Association year
1. The year of the association and the financial year of the association coincide with the calendar year.
Article 5. Membership
1. Any natural or legal person engaged in the production, trade or research of such products and willing to comply with the requirements and obligations laid down in the internal regulations may be a member.
2. Membership shall be obtained by registration with the secretariat. Admission shall be decided by the board.
3. A candidate who is refused membership by the board has the right to apply for admission to the General Assembly.
Article 6. Contribution
1. Members shall pay the contribution determined by the General Assembly, which shall be paid annually before the date set for this purpose.
2. The contribution shall be paid per calendar year. No refund will be made if the membership is terminated before the end of the calendar year.
Article 7. Termination of membership
1. Membership shall end by:
a. Death of the member;
b. By notice of termination by the member;
c. By cancellation by the association;
d. By expulsion;
e. Because the member in question no longer meets the certification requirements.
Article 8. General Assembly
1. A general assembly is held at least once a year. The date and the agenda will be announced to the members in writing at least two weeks before the meeting.
2. An extraordinary assembly may be convened by the Board or by the Board at the request of at least 10% of the members with voting rights. In the latter case, the Board is obliged to comply with this request within two weeks, failing which the said members are entitled to convene the requested meeting themselves.
3. The powers of the General Assembly include the following matters, by a majority of votes:
a. Amendment of the statutes and regulations of association;
b. Appoint and dismiss members of the board;
c. Appointing and dismissing members of the Supervisory Board and - if applicable - their remuneration;
d. Discharging members of the board;
e. Approval of the (financial) annual report, the budget and the annual accounts;
f. The exclusion of a member.
Article 9. Board
1. The board consists of at least three persons.
2. The members of the board are elected in and by the General Assembly for a period of two years. They may be re-elected for a further four terms. The method of election and the retirement schedule are laid down in the Internal Regulations.
3. The General Assembly may have a board member resign in the interim. A decision to this effect must be taken by at least two-thirds of the valid votes cast.
4. The board shall mutually arrange for the division of the positions of chairman, secretary and treasurer, which together form the Executive Committee.
Article 10. Finance
1. The income of the association shall consist of:
a. The contribution of the members;
b. Donations and gifts;
d. Inheritances, legacies and gifts;
e. Other income.
2. The audit committee shall consist of at least two persons and shall carry out the audit of the annual financial report and the annual accounts on behalf of the General Assembly.
Article 11. Amendment of the Statutes
1. Amendments and/or additions to these Statutes may only be made by resolution of the General Assembly.
2. Such a resolution can only be adopted if at least two-thirds of the votes validly cast are cast and at least 50% of the members with voting rights are present.
Article 12. Dissolution
1. Dissolution can only take place by resolution of the General Assembly with at least 2/3 of the valid votes cast and in the presence of at least 50% of the members with voting rights.
2. After dissolution, any positive balance will be used for purposes as determined by the General Assembly in the resolution to dissolve the Association; these purposes will be in line with the purpose of the Association as much as possible.
Article 13. Internal Regulations
The board shall adopt the internal regulations, which shall be further regulated:
- Quality mark;
- Other subjects.
Article 14. Final provisions
1. In cases where these articles of association do not provide, or where they give rise to doubt, the board shall resolve in accordance with what is generally considered reasonable and with the provisions of Sections 1 to 52 of Book 2 of the Dutch Civil Code.