Items tagged with netherlands

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
Is the Netherlands finally heading for legalisation? [01.07.2020] Supplying coffeeshops with cannabis is illegal, so this is being done through a complicated ‘back-door’ policy. There might be a change coming with t ...
Switzerland releases details on recreational marijuana experiment, but full legalization likely years away [17.06.2020] The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary product ...
Netherlands to open applications for cannabis grow experiment next month [10.06.2020] The Dutch government will start accepting applications in July from potential cultivators for its adult-use cannabis experiment. From July 1 until Ju ...
Dutch marijuana back on sale, but don't forget to wash your hands [31.03.2020] While most of the Netherlands struggles through the coronavirus lockdown, marijuana smokers received the welcome news that “coffee shops” selling the ...
Cannabis cafes can offer takeaways to head off the return of street dealers [16.03.2020] Dutch cannabis cafes, or coffee shops, have been told they can open their doors for ‘takeaway’ deals, a day after the government ordered them shut un ...
Amsterdam to crack down on weed tourism and coffeeshops [14.02.2020] Amsterdam is exploring how to make cannabis less of a tourist attraction and, at the same time, crack down on the illegal supply chain, according to ...
High time: Netherlands moves to clean up absurd cannabis policy [06.02.2020] If there’s one contradiction that goes to the heart of why Dutch drugs policy has lost its way, it’s this: that while it’s legal for “coffee shops” t ...
MPs, health experts and lawyers call for new approach to drugs [20.01.2020] MPs, television celebrities, lawyers, leading lights from the dance scene and health experts are among the 79 people who signed a manifesto calling f ...
Birthplace of semi-legal pot risks falling behind U.S. [13.01.2020] Since the Netherlands decriminalized marijuana in 1976, Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” have become a destination for weed lovers from around the globe. B ...
No joke: Dutch to ban the sale of laughing gas for recreational use [09.12.2019] The Dutch government is planning to ban the sale of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for recreational use. The decision follows several warnings about ...
Dutch fear making a hash of cannabis reform [05.12.2019] The Netherlands has long been a mecca for buzz-seeking tourists on account of its lax cannabis laws. What many of them don't know is that cannabis is ...
Criminals launder €13bn a year in the Netherlands, most crime cash is Dutch [13.11.2019] At least €13bn is laundered through the Netherlands on an annual basis, with most of the money coming from Dutch criminal enterprises, according to n ...
Regulated marijuana trial must not encourage use, ministers say [30.10.2019] The Dutch government experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation must not give the impression that the state is encouraging the use of the drug, ...
State marijuana packaging must be ‘as unattractive as possible’ [02.10.2019] More rules about the pending experiments with regulated marijuana production are becoming clear. In particular, officials are keen to make sure non-u ...
Drugs researchers: ‘No such thing as victimless cocaine’ [01.10.2019] Together with prevention worker Judith Noijen of the Jellinek Clinic, crimninologist Ton Nabben published the 25th edition of Antenne, a large-scale ...
A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive [16.09.2019] Forty years ago, the Netherlands was far ahead of its time. But today we see the country moving backwards, as evidenced by a recent report on the dru ...
Green light: ten towns named for legalised cannabis-growing experiment [29.08.2019] One in seven Dutch coffee shops is set to join an experiment where for the first time cannabis growing is to be regulated. Justice minister Ferdinand ...
Almere, Breda and Tilburg set to join regulated marijuana experiment [28.08.2019] The Dutch government will press ahead with trials of regulated marijuana production with the maximum 10 cities when the experiment starts in 2021. Th ...
Canadian marijuana legalisation has not removed crime: Dutch police lecturer [27.08.2019] Canada’s decision to legalise cannabis has not resulted in removing organised crime from the chain. Police Academy lecturer Pieter Tops, who visited ...
Et si la Belgique légalisait comme le Luxembourg? [09.08.2019] Les médias belges s'interrogent sur ce nouveau marché qui pourrait attirer les jeunes Belges à se fournir au Luxembourg. En tout illégalité donc. Pou ...
Drug laws on possession: several countries are revisiting them and these are their options [02.08.2019] Many countries are changing the way they approach people who use drugs. The Irish government has just announced possible alternatives to criminalisat ...
When harm reduction expansion stifles activism: A lesson from Europe [23.07.2019] Western European harm reduction presents an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the widespread availability of effective harm reduction programs is ...
Breaking Brabant: Drug labs blight a Dutch landscape [22.07.2019] North Brabant is Europe's biggest producer of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy and amphetamine. In 2017, 21 active ecstasy laboratories were dismantl ...
Majority of Dutch councils ban drug use in public [03.07.2019] A new survey shows that almost two-thirds of Dutch towns ban drug use in public. Despite the national policy of ‘tolerance’ to certain soft drug use, ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Big Dutch cities, coffee shops say no to regulated marijuana trials [11.06.2019] A handful of the Netherlands’ medium sized cities have come forward to take part in the government’s controversial regulated marijuana experiment but ...
Government to issue second licence for medicinal cannabis as demand grows [27.05.2019] The Dutch government is planning to issue a second licence for the production of medicinal cannabis to meet growing demand patients. The only company ...
Eindhoven says no to regulated marijuana experiment [23.05.2019] Eindhoven has followed The Hague and Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the government’s experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, sayi ...
The Hague says no to regulated marijuana trials, criticises rules [16.05.2019] The Hague has followed Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, saying the plan is unworkable. ...
Netherlands prepares legal recreational cannabis cultivation experiment [09.05.2019] The Netherlands is laying the groundwork to become the first country in Europe to allow commercial production of adult-use marijuana – although initi ...
Düsseldorf: Gesundheitsdezernent hält an Cannabis-Pilotprojekt fest [09.05.2019] Politisch ist es umstritten, doch die Ampel-Kooperation im Düsseldorfer Rat und Gesundheitsdezernent Andreas Meyer-Falcke halten eine lizensierte Abg ...
How the world’s oldest drug checking service makes high-risk pills “unsellable” [01.05.2019] The Drugs Monitoring and Information System (DIMS) in the Netherlands can proudly claim to be the oldest drug checking service in the world. It began ...
BBC documentary exposes hashish farmers’ vulnerability and officials' alleged involvement [26.04.2019] A BBC Arabic documentary tried to answer a daring question on hash cultivation in Morocco. Entitled Who is Getting Rich from Moroccan Hash?, the proj ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Dutch ministers unveil marijuana plans [11.04.2019] The Dutch government is to press ahead with experiments in regulated marijuana production involving 10 licenced growers, according to the detailed pl ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems [19.03.2019] Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems, according to researchers in Lancet Psy ...
Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society €200 mil. per year [15.03.2019] Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society around 200 million euros per year, through stolen electricity and missed taxes, according to the sec ...
Medicinal cannabis users left high and dry by Dutch tolerance policy [13.03.2019] Despite the relaxed attitude to cannabis in the Netherlands, acquiring the alternative medicine is often a battle. Around half a million people in th ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
Dutch weed experiment: The ongoing fight to regulate famed coffee shops [11.01.2019] When the Dutch government announced in October 2017 plans for an experiment with regulated cannabis production to supply the country’s famous coffee ...
Gov't urged to regulate ecstasy production [17.12.2018] The Dutch government should regulate the production of party drug ecstasy to remove it from the criminal circuit, GroenLinks parliamentarian Kathalij ...
Harm reduction is the right way to treat drug abuse [24.11.2018] Portugal’s policies are based on “harm reduction” approaches pioneered in countries such as Switzerland in the 1980s. The idea is to emphasise treatm ...
Dutch municipalities dissatisfied with regulated cannabis experiment [23.11.2018] Many Dutch municipalities are dissatisfied with the current preliminary design of the government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. Wh ...
What the Dutch can teach the world about cannabis [26.10.2018] On October 17, Canada became the first large economy to legalise recreational weed. (Uruguay blazed the trail in 2013.) From November 1, doctors can ...
Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be ...
Amsterdam wants to participate in regulated cannabis experiment [12.10.2018] Amsterdam has to participate in the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. If the Dutch capital, with the largest coffeeshop market ...
Amsterdam calls plan for regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible, dangerous [03.10.2018] Amsterdam finds the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible and "risky to public order". The municipality would like to pa ...
Money launderers are taking EU to the cleaners, experts say [30.09.2018] European Union nations may boast the world's most stringent anti-money laundering rules, but recent scandals show that criminals are good at exploiti ...

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