Items tagged with netherlands

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Comparing models of drug decriminalisation [31.12.2019] Decriminalisation refers to the repeal of laws and policies that define drug use and/or the possession of drugs for personal use as a criminal offenc...
Dutch councils queue up for regulated marijuana project [07.11.2017] So far 25 of the Netherlands’ 380 local authorities have come forward to say they wish to take part in trials to regulate marijuana production. The n...
New Dutch cabinet to run trials in regulated marijuana production [08.10.2017] The new cabinet is to sanction experiments with legal marijuana production to be sold in cannabis cafes. Details are still sketchy, but between six a...
Roosendaal and Limburg have most drugs-related problems: CBS [24.07.2017] People living in the south of the Netherlands experience most problems with drugs and dealers, according to new research by national statistics offic...
Blow for cannabis cafes as numbers continue to decline [04.07.2017] The number of ‘coffeeshops’ in the Netherlands is continuing to fall but the closure rate has slowed, new official figures show. Last year there were...
Big Dutch banks, brewers and housing corporations have cannabis cafe interests [28.06.2017] The four biggest Dutch banks – Rabobank, ING, ABN Amro and Volksbank (formerly SNS) – have lent cannabis cafe owners some €1.1bn using 170 coffee sho...
Change in policy will not get rid of illegal cannabis cultivation: Dutch Ministries [11.05.2017] Little will change around illegal cannabis cultivation, even if the government changes the current tolerance policy, according to officials from the ...
Medical marijuana – high time the Dutch got their message straight [24.03.2017] The Netherlands is a major exporter of medical marijuana, even though it has never been formally approved here as a treatment for Dutch patients. And...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often...
What’s next after new Dutch cannabis cultivation bill [25.02.2017] In a landmark decision, the lower House of the Dutch parliament voted in favour of adding cannabis cultivation to it's tolerance policy. A move that ...
Dutch MPs vote in favour of regulated marijuana cultivation [21.02.2017] A narrow majority of MPs backed new legislation which would regulate marijuana cultivation under government control. The vote, by 77 to 72, would all...
Amsterdam’s ‘oldest’ cannabis cafe closes because of school rule [30.12.2016] An Amsterdam coffeeshop which can trace its roots back to 1973 will open for the last time because of city rules preventing the sale of marijuana clo...
Ruling party to support regulated cannabis cultivation after all [21.11.2016] It seems that ruling party VVD will support regulating cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands. During a VVD conference a vast majority of party memb...
Legalise weed growing: VVD proposal seeds dissent [08.11.2016] VVD leaders in the south of the Netherlands are proposing an overhaul of cannabis laws to regulate cultivation, decriminalising what is currently a g...
The Netherlands comes a step closer to legalised marijuana cultivation [23.09.2016] A majority of MPs now seem likely to back draft legislation from the Liberal democratic party D66 which would regulate legalised marijuana cultivatio...
Tilburg to allow medical marijuana users to grow drug at home [14.09.2016] Tilburg Mayor Peter Noordanus decided to allow patients using medical marijuana to grow it themselves at their homes in the city, he wrote in a lette...
Dutch lead the west in online drugs sales: report [15.08.2016] The online sale of illegal drugs is higher per head of the Dutch population than in any other major western country, according to a new report commis...
Dutch police dismantle nearly 16 marijuana plantations a day [21.07.2016] The police dismantled 5,856 marijuana plantations last year, or nearly 16 a day, according to NRC newspaper. Police estimate this is only one fifth o...
Drugs in Europe: Not mind-stretching enough [17.06.2016] European countries’ reforms have lost momentum, or even slipped backwards. Most drug-policy experts consider this a shame. The reformist countries’ e...
Human rights study no reason to change cannabis regulation policy [15.06.2016] A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Net...
Dutch cities renew call for regulated cannabis cultivation [09.06.2016] Almost 90 percent of Dutch municipalities supported a call on the government to allow experiments with regulated cannabis cultivation at the associat...
Court tears up cannabis cafe conviction; says supplies essential to do business [03.06.2016] Appeal court judges in The Hague have torn up a community service sentence handed down to a cannabis cafe owner, saying officials should have been aw...
Legal cannabis cultivation would cut violent crime: report [30.05.2016] Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime related to illegal cultivation and could therefore protect human rights, accordi...
Ecstasy is getting stronger, drug testing clinic warns [02.05.2016] The amount of active ingredients in ecstasy pills in the Netherlands has almost doubled in 10 years, according to the Trimbos addiction institute, wh...
Rethinking drug prohibition on a global scale [01.05.2016] Last month, the United Nations General Assembly met for the first time in history to reconsider international drug prohibition with an eye toward pol...
Owner of biggest cannabis cafe faces retrial [25.04.2016] The Dutch supreme court has ordered a retrial of the owner of what was the country’s biggest cannabis cafe, saying a lower court ruling clearing him ...
Trouble in Europe's pot paradise [18.04.2016] Though the Dutch have struck a compromise with international treaties that shows great results for reducing harm for drug users, the approach has lar...
Cannabis Science and Policy Summit 2016 [16.04.2016] With California and other states likely to vote on full cannabis legalization, decisions made in 2016 may well shape the future of cannabis policy fo...
Hazy legality: how legal is Dutch weed really? [14.04.2016] Last November, the local authorities’ association VNG, which represents all 393 Dutch municipalities, issued a report stating that ‘the current situa...
A Quiet Revolution [14.03.2016] This is the second edition of ‘A Quiet Revolution: Drug Decriminalisation Across the Globe’. The first edition was released in July 2012 and has sinc...
France has highest (number of) teen cannabis smokers [14.03.2016] France and Canada have the highest percentage of 15-year-old cannabis smokers among 42 well-off nations surveyed by the World Health Organization. Wh...
Coffeeshops getting more cannabis from outside Netherlands [03.03.2016] The only effect the new Opium Act had is that coffeeshops are now getting more cannabis from abroad. The major illegal cannabis cultivators did not s...
The history of cannabis and international control [02.03.2016] This timeline draws on The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition, a report that described the history of international control, how cannabis was i...
Medical cannabis market shows growing pains [26.01.2016] The Czech Republic took a bold step back in 2013 when lawmakers agreed to legalise the sale of medicinal cannabis or marihuana. But the development o...
Dutch cannabis grower revels in court victory [01.12.2015] Once in his greenhouse in a remote Dutch village, Doede de Jong nurtured a thriving cannabis crop to sell to local users. Now only five plants remain...
Local councils call for regulated marijuana growing to keep out criminal gangs [30.11.2015] The Dutch local authorities' platform VNG called on the government to allow regulated cannabis production by introducing licences for growers to take...
Altruistic marijuana grower is guilty but goes unpunished [30.10.2015] Dutch cannabis grower Doede de Jong has been found guilty of cultivating cannabis by the appeal court but will not be punished because he had done al...
Legal and social: this is how the first Cannabis Club in the Netherlands would like marijuana [15.10.2015] How does a Social Club fit in the Dutch capital, with its about 200 coffee shops? "The concept of The Tree of Life is very different than a coffeesho...
Idealistic marijuana growers get suspended jail terms [09.09.2015] A couple who grew marijuana ‘by the book’ and informed the tax office about their income have been found guilty of running an illegal plantation and ...
Cities renew effort to cultivate marijuana; parliament still opposed [13.07.2015] The city of Utrecht, as well as the cities of Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Heerlen and Tilburg, are still investigating whether cannabis cultivati...
Amsterdam Mayor: experiment to regulate cannabis cultivation currently legally impossible [28.05.2015] End 2014 Van der Laan told the council to examine possibilities for regulated cannabis cultivation. The municipality would appoint companies to legal...
MPs block cities from harvesting marijuana [19.05.2015] A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament in the Netherlands, supported a motion to not allow municipalities to experiment wit...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb...
Drug users should be able to get heroin from the health system [13.04.2015] No fewer than six randomised controlled trials – in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, and England – concluded that heroin assiste...
With new anti-marijuana rules in force, police raid ‘grow shops’ [01.03.2015] Police in the Netherlands have made immediate use of their new powers to clamp down on marijuana cultivation with three raids in different parts of t...
D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production [26.02.2015] Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands. D66 has called for...
D.C. vs. Amsterdam: The Dutch strike back! [25.02.2015] When Mayor Muriel E. Bowser delivered her legalized marijuana guidelines, she tried to ease concerns of naysayers with promises that there are enough...
Reguleer wiet, en niet alleen de achterdeur [25.02.2015] De advocaten Spong, Smeets en Vis houden een pleidooi voor het reguleren van de achterdeur van de coffeeshops in een opiniestuk in het NRC. Zij zette...
Marijuana growers steal more electricity, fewer plantations discovered [02.02.2015] The amount of electricity stolen by marijuana growers rose by 5% last year but fewer plantations were discovered than in 2013, according to the Dutch...
Cannabis policy reform in Europe [27.12.2014] While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, Europe seems to be lagging behind. That is to say, in European nations at the level of na...

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