Items tagged with coffee shop

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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...
Highs and lows in cannabis policy reform [09.11.2016] Cannabis is the most widely produced and consumed illicit substance globally. A significant number of states have long engaged in soft defection from...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Aus für Coffee-Shop-Idee? Kreuzberger Pläne erneut abgelehnt [17.02.2016] In dem Vorhaben reguliert weiche Drogen wie Haschisch und Marihuana zu verkaufen, muss der Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg erneut eine Schla...
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...
Cannabis coffee shops given red light in Berlin [05.10.2015] The Federal Institute of Pharmaceuticals (BfArM) has rejected plans for legal cannabis sales in Berlin's Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district. The borou...
Cannabis in Berlin: Illegal...or not? [07.08.2015] In Germany the possession of cannabis is illegal. Even small amounts are prosecuted, but charges are usually dropped. The definition of this " small ...
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...
Kreuzberg will kontrollierten Cannabishandel erlauben [25.06.2015] Der Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg will Cannabis legal verkaufen lassen und hat dafür einen Antrag gestellt. Es ist der erste dieser Art ei...
SPD will Cannabis-Freigabe beschleunigen [21.06.2015] Die punktuelle Legalisierung von Marihuana in Hamburg rückt näher. Auf ihrem Kreisparteitag werden die Altonaer Genossen voraussichtlich einen Antrag...
Kreuzberg will Cannabis schnell legalisieren [14.06.2015] Seit eineinhalb Jahren wird im Berliner Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg diskutiert den Erwerb und den Konsum von Cannabis zu legalisieren. Noch im Ju...
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...
Experte warnt vor Cannabis-Freigabe in der Schanze [20.05.2015] Um dem zunehmenden Cannabis-Handel im Flora- und Schanzenpark Herr zu werden, fordern Anwohner des Schanzeviertels nun die Freigabe der Droge für ihr...
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...
Berlin's increasingly unhappy relationship with marijuana [11.05.2015] Kreuzberg and Berlin in general are going through an extremely messy fight over how best to control the weed trade. It’s a fight where police raids a...
Coffee-Shops in Kreuzberg? Das wird dauern [09.05.2015] Der legale Cannabis-Verkauf in Kreuzberg kommt nicht voran. Schon für den Antrag fehlt das Geld. Unklar bleibt auch, ob Touristen in Coffee-Shops ein...
SPD will Coffee-Shops für mehrere Berliner Bezirke [16.03.2015] SPD und Grüne wollen eine Freigabe von Cannabis. Geht es nach den Sozialdemokraten, soll es dafür nicht nur in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Modellversuch...
Kreuzberg stellt Antrag für legalen Coffeeshop [15.03.2015] Der Plan des Berliner Bezirks Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg für eine legale Verkaufsstelle von Cannabis nimmt konkrete Gestalt an. "Ich erwarte, dass der ...
Legalisierung von Cannabis statt drogenfreier Zone [12.03.2015] Der Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg soll ab April eine Null-Toleranz-Zone für Drogen werden. Die Grünen halten das für unrealistisch und haben stattdesse...
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...
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...
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...
Cannabis umnebelt die Koalition [25.11.2014] In der Großen Koalition in Berlin ist eine Debatte um die zulässige Menge für Eigenkonsum von Cannabis entbrannt. Die CDU will das Limit auf sechs Gr...
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...
Grow your own marijuana law [25.10.2014] Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may...
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 ...
'Denmark will definitely legalize weed' [06.07.2014] Copenhagen city officials have tried three times to legalize cannabis within the city. All three times, the answer from the national government has b...
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...
Oui au cannabis, mais pas pour les mineurs [03.07.2014] Comment régulariser le cannabis? Lancé en 2012, un groupe interpartis a élaboré un projet rendu public à la fin de 2013. Celui-ci pose les bases d’un...
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...

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