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Since the introduction of the controversial Weed Pass (“Wietpas”) to the southern provinces of the Netherlands in June this year, authorities have reported significant upswings in cannabis-related petty crime. The protests of municipalities not yet subject to the law are becoming ever more strident…
Posted on October 19th, 2012 by Seshata
The nuisance caused by drug dealers has exploded since the introduction of the ‘wietpas’ in the south of Holland. The drug hotline had no less than 619 reports of nuisance within the first month, four times more than the previous month. Police in Maastricht have arrested 101 people for possession, manufacturing or dealing drugs and [...]
Posted on June 1st, 2012 by Earl O'Frogherty
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After more than a year of renovations, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is ready for the 21st century! The completely redesigned venue deserves to be seen by every visitor to Amsterdam and resident of the Netherlands. The Museum’s unparalleled collection of cannabis artefacts is presented in a more stylish and fascinating way than ever [...]
Posted on May 7th, 2012 by David Cannafacts
Along with the Netherlands, two other European nations enjoyed an enviable amount of cannabis freedom up until the mid-2000s. Denmark (specifically Freetown Christiania in Copenhagen) and Switzerland tolerated open sales of marijuana and hashish, though neither country had officially decriminalised cannabis at the time.
Posted on December 1st, 2011 by David Cannafacts
In a shocking turn of events at the 24th annual Cannabis Cup festivities, around 150 uniformed police raided the venue in the south of Amsterdam this afternoon. Both visitors and vendors were searched as they were forced to leave. Anyone found with over 5 grams of cannabis is being arrested, according to reports from inside the venue at around 5 pm, and search procedures were taking ‘a very long time’.
Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by reditor
After a full year of reconstruction and improvement we’re delighted to announce that the one and only Sensi Seed Bank is once again open in its original location!
Posted on November 23rd, 2011 by David Cannafacts
The Dutch government plans to classify cannabis containing more than 15% THC as a hard drug with an adverse effect on health. This was announced recently by Vice-Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Maxime Verhagen, who indicated that cannabis had “played a role in further damage to public health.” THC stands for Tetra Hydro Cannabinol, one [...]
Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Earl O'Frogherty
This five-part video tells the story of cannabis culture in the Netherlands and focuses on medicinal cannabis (mediwiet) in particular.
Posted on March 15th, 2010 by reditor
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