Items tagged with netherlands

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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 ...
This is what's actually in your ecstasy [01.04.2015] The latest data on ecstasy – taken from pills seized by police in England and Wales between July and October of last year – reveals that the average ...
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 ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
Most marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, new research shows [16.12.2014] Between 78% and 91% of marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, according to new justice ministry research. This makes it pointless to regulat ...
'You will not be arrested for using drugs' [02.12.2014] Authorities in the Netherlands are warning Amsterdam tourists about heroin masquerading as cocaine, which has already killed several people and sent ...
Marijuana’s big-money Marley Brand makes a splash [24.11.2014] Last week, NBC’s Today Show giddily announced an exclusive: Privateer Holdings, the Seattle marijuana company long acclaimed locally for its straight ...
Du Río de la Plata au Lac Léman [19.11.2014] La politique vis-à-vis du cannabis est en rapide évolution. Ainsi, les citoyens de l'Alaska et de l'Oregon, comme ceux de Washington DC, la capitale ...
Amsterdam city council calls for licenced marijuana production [07.11.2014] Ministers should sanction experiments to legally grow marijuana under licence and the city should make preparations to do so, according to a majority ...
Dutch court lets off cannabis growers [15.10.2014] A Dutch court refused to punish two cannabis growers, criticising a government policy that criminalises production while allowing its sale in coffee ...
Owner of massive cannabis café cleared of most charges on appeal [16.07.2014] The owner of the coffeeshop Checkpoint has been found not guilty of most of the charges against him by Amsterdam’s appeal court. The court said the p ...
Senators want minister's answers on marijuana supply issues [13.07.2014] The senate has written to justice minister Ivo Opstelten summoning him to explain what he is doing to deal with the problem of illegal marijuana prod ...
Heerlen mayor criticises government marijuana policy [07.07.2014] The Dutch government's cannabis policy has created a monster whose tentacles are spreading throughout the country, according to Paul Depla the mayor ...
Court sides with coffeeshops in dispute over 'back door' deals [03.07.2014] Three coffeeshops who had nearly 70 kilos of cannabis confiscated have avoided prosecution after a court ruled police had tacitly endorsed their acti ...
Labour senators won't cooperate with tough line on marijuana [27.06.2014] Labour senators are refusing to cooperate with the Dutch government's tough line on marijuana and want to sanction regulated production trials. Senat ...
Councils can ban tourists from coffee shops, Council of State rules [17.06.2014] Local councils in the Netherlands do have the power to ban people who do not live in their area from visiting cannabis cafes, the Council of State ru ...
Limburg marijuana growers turn over €240m a year: local paper [30.05.2014] Despite efforts to clamp down on marijuana plantations, growers in the southern province of Limburg turn over some €240m a year, according to calcula ...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti ...
Internationaal recht en cannabis [14.05.2014] Voor het rondetafelgesprek over het rapport: ‘Internationaal recht en cannabis’ op 15 mei 2014 voor de Vaste Commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie in ...
European policy on khat [30.04.2014] The UK and the Netherlands commissioned distinguished scholars and experts to study the social and clinical harms of khat. These experts argued that ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
As US states allow pot sales, Dutch reverse course [07.03.2014] The Netherlands, the world pioneer in pot liberalization, has recently taken a harder line toward marijuana, with mixed results seen particularly in ...
Cannabis policy in the Netherlands [28.02.2014] Misunderstandings and misreporting of actual and proposed changes to Dutch cannabis policy in 2011 have led some opponents of cannabis reform to sugg ...
Most Dutch councils ignore ban on marijuana sales to tourists [18.02.2014] Tourists are still able to buy marijuana in 85% of the Netherlands' cannabis cafes despite the national ban on selling soft drugs to non-residents, a ...
Why Dutch mayors want to cultivate cannabis [02.02.2014] In a manifesto, mayors of cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht argue that the current laws allowing the sale but banning the cultivation ...
35 mayors call for regulated marijuana production; minister says no [30.01.2014] In total, 35 local authorities have signed a manifesto calling on the government to sanction official experiments with legal marijuana production. Th ...
Minister Opstelten en de burgemeesterlijke ongehoorzaamheid [29.01.2014] Alle 25 Nederlandse burgemeesters die verzoeken hadden ingediend om te experimenteren met gereguleerde of gedoogde aanvoer van cannabis naar de coffe ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Councils join forces to call for legalised marijuana production [20.12.2013] The mayors of 25 Dutch local authority areas have increased their pressure on the cabinet to allow experiments with regulated marijuana production. T ...
The Netherlands is ready to regulate cannabis [19.12.2013] Barely a week after an opinion poll showed that 65% of the Dutch are in favour of regulating cannabis production just as in Uruguay, the minister of ...
Dutch production of party drug ecstasy rises sharply [13.12.2013] Dutch police have dismantled 42 laboratories producing the party drug ecstasy this year, up from 29 in 2012 and almost double the 2011 total, Nos tel ...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [09.12.2013] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving van ...
How to Regulate Cannabis [30.11.2013] This is a guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected c ...
D66 Liberals to draft regulated marijuana production proposal [20.11.2013] The D66 Liberal party, currently the second biggest party in The Netherlands in recent polls, is drawing up draft legislation for the regulated produ ...
Two in three large councils back organised marijuana cultivation [15.11.2013] In total 26 of the Netherlands’ 38 largest local municipalities support government licensed or organised marijuana production, NOS television says. T ...
The Transparent Chain [09.11.2013] It is time that policymakers, law enforcement, professionals and other parties involved combine their efforts to work towards the implementation of a ...
Majority of the Dutch favour cannabis legalisation [03.10.2013] An opinion poll in the Netherlands in August 2013 showed that 54% of the Dutch are in favour of legalising cannabis, while 38% opposes it. There is n ...
The city of Utrecht wants to convince mentally ill marijuana users to smoke better pot [12.09.2013] Thanks in part to the Netherlands' policy of marijuana decriminalization, there are people living in the Dutch city of Utrecht whose addiction to can ...
Coffee Shops and Compromise [30.06.2013] Building on a long history and culture of tolerance, the Dutch responded to illicit drugs with decades of pragmatic measures free of judgment. A cent ...
Models for the legal supply of cannabis [27.05.2013] Three United Nations Conventions provide the international legal framework on drug control, instructing countries to limit drug supply and use to med ...
Two-thirds of Dutch cannabis cafes still admit tourists [23.05.2013] Two-thirds of the country's 650 cannabis cafes continue to sell marijuana to tourists, despite the ban implemented at the beginning of this year. In ...
Tourist cannabis cafe ban leads to surge in dealing in the south [10.05.2013] The decision to ban foreigners not resident in the Netherlands from the country’s cannabis cafes has led to an ‘explosion’ in drugs-related crime in ...
Police raid Maastricht coffeeshops after owners let tourists back in [07.05.2013] Police have raided several coffeeshops in Maastricht after their owners indicated they would revert to selling soft drugs to foreign visitors. Coffee ...
Maastricht mayor to clamp down on cannabis cafe foreign sales [01.05.2013] Maastricht mayor Onno Hoes has warned the city's 13 cannabis cafes that he will take legal action if they go ahead with plans to sell marijuana to no ...
Councils increase pressure for legal cannabis production [26.04.2013] At least 10 of the Netherlands’ local councils have already or will soon submit plans to the justice ministry asking to be allowed to approve commerc ...

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