Items tagged with coffee shop

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Will Berlin soon have its first coffee shop? [11.09.2013] Görlitzer Park in Berlin-Kreuzberg is the latest hot topic in the local media, due to ongoing problems that come with the massive scale of drug deali ...
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 ...
Utrecht hopes to set up cannabis clubs - for medical research [16.04.2013] Two foundations in Utrecht are to apply for exemption from the opium laws so they can set up ‘cannabis clubs’ to grow marijuana for medical research ...
Dutch city of Eindhoven wants to grow their own marijuana [04.04.2013] The Dutch city of Eindhoven has come up with a proposal it believes will curb the illegal supply of cannabis to the city’s cannabis coffee shops: the ...
De wankele 'Weense consensus' over drugsbeleid [31.03.2013] ??Nederland is met zijn drugsbeleid in de achterhoede terecht gekomen, zo stelt Martin Jelsma. Zo zijn Uruguay en de Amerikaanse staten Washington en ...
Up in smoke: Notorious ‘coffee shop’ closes its doors [15.01.2013] Smokenhagen, modelled on a Dutch-style 'coffee shop' that permits cannabis smoking, closed down voluntarily after pressure from the housing associati ...
Many towns have no plans to ban tourists from cannabis cafes [31.12.2012] Tourists will not be banned from a majority of the Netherlands’ cannabis cafes, despite new residency requirements which came into effect on January ...
Amsterdam to impose ban on smoking cannabis on school property [12.12.2012] Amsterdam's mayor said he would formally ban students from smoking cannabis at school, making the city in the Netherlands the first to do so. Eberhar ...
Dutch to classify super strong marijuana alongside heroin [20.11.2012] The Dutch government is planning to classify strong strains of marijuana and cannabis as a Class A drug alongside heroin and cocaine. Coffee shops wi ...
Amsterdam will not ban tourists from coffee shops, says mayor [01.11.2012] Tourists can continue to use Amsterdam’s 220 cannabis cafes, even if they are not resident in the Netherlands, the Volkskrant quotes the capital’s ma ...
Cannabis pass abolished? Not really [30.10.2012] The new coalition government of conservative liberals (VVD) and social-democrats (PvdA) presented its coalition agreement on Monday. They agreed to a ...
Wietpas scrapped but coffee shop entry rights a grey area [28.10.2012] The new cabinet plans to press ahead with restricting access to the country's cannabis cafes to local residents but is dropping the introduction of c ...
Compromise on cannabis club passes 'on its way', says AD [17.10.2012] The compromise would end the obligation on cannabis cafe owners to register users and would allow people to buy soft drugs all over the country. Howe ...
Dutch 'weed pass' law driving cannabis trade underground [08.10.2012] Maastricht - formerly a mecca for drug tourists from across western Europe - has called for police reinforcements to handle "aggressive" street pushe ...
Coffeeshop, partita aperta [02.10.2012] Contrariamente alle aspettative, le elezioni olandesi di settembre non sono state decisive per il futuro dei coffeeshop. I partiti a favore delle res ...
Breda urges new cabinet to reverse cannabis club rules [27.09.2012] The Breda city council is to urge the new coalition cabinet to scrap the introduction of a members only system for the country’s cannabis cafes, argu ...
Rotterdam mayor says cannabis pass creates problems [24.09.2012] Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said the cannabis club membership card does not work and will never work. He said the cannabis pass just causes more ...
The Dutch 2012 election result and the coffeeshops [14.09.2012] The 2012 Dutch elections were hailed as decisive for the future of the coffeeshops, where the sale of small amounts of cannabis is tolerated. The res ...
Dutch elections: the battle for the stoner vote [08.09.2012] When the Netherlands goes to the polls on Wednesday, the result could hinge on one, previously overlooked section of the electorate: the stoner vote. ...
Maastricht mayor does u-turn over cannabis club membership [05.09.2012] Locals in Maastricht should no longer have to formally register as marijuana users to buy soft drugs from the city’s cannabis cafes, mayor Onno Hoes ...
Marijuana sellers target stoner voters in Dutch election [03.09.2012] With slogans like "Don't let your vote go up in smoke!", owners of the free-wheeling cafes where bags of hashish are sold alongside cups of coffee ar ...
Cannabis use and proximity to coffee shops in the Netherlands [10.07.2012] The aim of this paper is to assess the influence of coffee shop availability on the prevalence and intensity of cannabis use, as well as the effectiv ...
New cannabis rules not working [08.07.2012] The new rules affecting the sale of cannabis in coffeeshops in three southern Dutch provinces are having an adverse effect according to a new study. ...
David Nutt: alcohol consumption would fall 25% if cannabis cafes were allowed [18.06.2012] A former government adviser on drugs has told MPs that alcohol consumption would fall by as much as 25% if Dutch-style cannabis "coffee shops" were i ...
Christiania's resurgent cannabis trade marred by violence and intimidation [06.06.2012] Almost a decade after extensive police raids in 2004 that were intended to clear out the drug dealers in Christiania, police estimate that the trade ...
Government opposes Copenhagen City Council on cannabis shops [27.05.2012] The pilot project to have state-run hash and marijuana dispensaries in Copenhagen received a setback after the Justice Ministry turned down the City ...
Legal cannabis rejected by government [14.05.2012] State-run hash and marijuana dispensaries won't be popping up in Copenhagen any time soon after the Justice Ministry this weekend turned down Copenha ...
Weed pass sparks new problems [08.05.2012] The introduction of the 'weed pass' in the south of the Netherlands is leading to growing problems. Since 1 May, only Dutch residents are able to pur ...
Dutch 'cannabis card' rollout in disarray [08.05.2012] A week after a contentious rollout of a new Dutch law to stub out cannabis sales to foreigners, enforcement is in disarray as some police are untrain ...
Netherlands bans tourists from buying marijuana [03.05.2012] For visitors to the Netherlands who enjoy the relaxing effects of marijuana, life has just become a little less easy going, particularly for those Ge ...
Fresh protests as weed pass takes effect [01.05.2012] There are mounting protests in the south of the Netherlands against the introduction of the 'weed pass'. As of 1 May, coffeeshops in southern Dutch c ...
Dutch 'cannabis card' roll-out draws defiance [30.04.2012] New Dutch laws to stub out the sale of cannabis to foreign dope tourists kicked in Tuesday -- and were met with defiance from southern coffee shops i ...
Dutch judge upholds ban on foreigners buying pot [27.04.2012] A Dutch judge on Friday upheld the government's plan to introduce a "weed pass" to prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops in the Ne ...
Will banning marijuana sales to foreigners hurt Holland's economy? [26.04.2012] The mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, understandably opposes the ban: Roughly a third of the four million foreign tourists who visit the cit ...
Dutch marijuana advocates face off with Cabinet [18.04.2012] Dutch coffee shop owners went to court in a last ditch bid to block a government plan to stop foreigners from buying marijuana in the Netherlands. Th ...
Law Could Hamper Drug Tourism in the Netherlands [01.04.2012] While there are many attractions that draw visitors to Amsterdam nearly a quarter of this city’s more than four million foreign tourists a year will ...
The Return of the Underground Retail Cannabis Market? [27.03.2012] The sale of cannabis to persons aged 18 or older is permitted in the Netherlands under certain conditions in commercial establishments called coffeesh ...
De Nederwietoorlog [01.03.2012] De exportcijfers van nederwiet die de Taskforce Aanpak Georganiseerde Hennepteelt veelvuldig in de media bracht, zijn sterk overdreven. Dit blijkt ui ...
Dutch to ban sale of strong hashish cannabis [01.03.2012] The Netherlands moved to ban the sale of potent hashish cannabis eroding 40 years of liberal drug policy, over fears that the proceeds were flowing t ...
Jakhalzen - Hashverbod [29.02.2012] Het softdrugsbeleid mag wel wat aangescherpt, vindt de VVD. Regeringspartners PVV en CDA zijn het daarmee eens. Voorstel is een bijvoorbeeld een verb ...
Netherlands moves away from liberal line on smoking cannabis [03.01.2012] Is the Netherlands finally growing up, or is it committing tourism suicide? A ban on foreigners using its famous "coffee shops" – where soft drugs ca ...
Introduction of 'Weed Pass' in the Netherlands [20.12.2011] The government in the Netherlands has a legislative programme that includes making all of the country’s coffeeshops private clubs accessible only to ...
Dutch cannabis cafes to start tourist ban in May [15.12.2011] New legislation to ban non-Dutch residents from cannabis-selling coffee shops in southern Netherlands should be enforced no later than May 1 next yea ...
Dutch government delays plans to ban tourists from buying weed [15.12.2011] The conservative Dutch government said it is delaying plans to ban tourists from buying marijuana until at least May 2012, though it still intends to ...

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