Items tagged with coffee shop

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A win-win on drugs? Fighting gangs by legalizing pot [01.12.2011] Copenhagen just got a lot closer to legalizing the sale of pot. If approved by the Danish parliament, next year the city could grant licenses to indi ...
Dutch ban foreigners from cannabis cafes in Maastricht area [26.11.2011] Dutch Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten has announced an official ban on non-residents from coffee shops not just in Maastricht, but in the nearby ci ...
Legalise it, part two [24.11.2011] Legalising pot, we wrote in this space back in July 2009, would have two obvious benefits: generating revenue and dragging a shady business out into ...
Legal marijuana gets one step closer [21.11.2011] A committee has now been established to determine the best way to legalise the sale of hashish, with special stores owned by the council presenting i ...
Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana [18.11.2011] Marijuana could soon be legalised in Copenhagen, after the city voted overwhelmingly in favour of a scheme that would see the drug sold through a net ...
Maastricht loses '£26 million-a-year' after drug tourism ban [03.11.2011] A Dutch city has lost income worth £26 million a year to its economy after banning French drug tourists from buying marijuana in legal cannabis cafés ...
What can we learn from the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop system? [31.10.2011] In 1976 the Netherlands adopted a formal written policy of non-enforcement for violations involving possession or sale of up to 30 g of cannabis. The ...
High time: inside Amsterdam's 'coffee shops' [20.10.2011] Accessibility has made most Dutch indifferent to smoking weed, and ironically, the Netherlands has one of Europe's lowest rates of cannabis usage. A ...
Dutch fear threat to liberalism in "soft drugs" curbs [10.10.2011] The Netherlands is embarking on a crusade against its multi-billion-euro marijuana industry, with significant implications both for its economy and i ...
Netherlands to classify high-potency cannabis as hard drug [07.10.2011] The Dutch government has said it will move to classify high-potency cannabis alongside hard drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, the latest step in the ...
De Nederlandse kabinetsplannen in internationaal perspectief [02.10.2011] Na een lange periode van pragmatisme en gedurfde vernieuwingen van het drugsbeleid, waarmee Nederland ook internationaal een pioniersrol innam, is er ...
Dutch drug tourism takes hit in border town [01.10.2011] Foreign visitors will no longer be welcome to purchase cannabis in the coffee shops of Dutch border city Maastricht, unless they can prove that they ...
Dutch city's coffee shops close doors to most cannabis tourists [01.10.2011] Coffee shops in the Dutch city of Maastricht have banned foreign tourists, except those from Germany and Belgium, from entering their premises. "A nu ...
US Teens Smoke More Pot than Dutch [21.09.2011] A new study, What Can We Learn from the Dutch Cannabis Coffeeshop System?, published in the journal Addiction earlier this month challenged the Unite ...
Amsterdam's 'no toking' signs set to become more of a collector's item after legal setback [13.07.2011] After an only-in-the-Netherlands legal reverse, the city of Amsterdam will likely have to stub out the "no toking" signs it introduced in a crackdown ...
Dutch government to ban tourists from cannabis shops? [28.06.2011] Under legislation spearheaded by the conservative government, only Dutch residents will be allowed to enter cannabis-selling coffeeshops. The Dutch g ...
Closed shops [23.06.2011] In a rolling process, Dutch "coffee shops", where cannabis is freely sold for private consumption, could soon become closed clubs. New government rule ...
Netherlands: Pot shops to be off limits to foreign tourists [06.06.2011] The Netherlands plans to ban foreign visitors from pot shops in a move that opponents have labeled "tourism suicide." The Dutch government is trying t ...
The future of Dutch cannabis policy [14.03.2011] The municipality of the Dutch city of Utrecht recently announced two scientific experiments on cannabis policy. One experiment will be to set up a cl ...
Court backs Dutch ruling on coffee shops [16.12.2010] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said that a municipal regulation imposed by the city of Maastricht prohibiting local coffee-shop owners from admi ...
Non-residents in the Netherlands and access to coffee-shops [16.12.2010] Under the 1976 Law on opium (Opiumwet 1976), the possession, dealing, cultivation, transportation, production, import and export of narcotic drugs, i ...
Liberal Dutch marijuana policy taking another hit? [18.11.2010] The new conservative Dutch government wants to force the country's marijuana cafes to become "members only" clubs, a move that would effectively bloc ...
Dutch coffee shops fear coalition crackdown [01.11.2010] The traditional Dutch tolerance of the sale of small amounts of marijuana through licensed "coffee shops" is under severe strain. On 14 October a new ...
The promise of legalization [16.10.2010] People on both sides of the marijuana legalization debate have strong feelings about Proposition 19, the California ballot initiative that promises t ...
Kerlikowske draws the wrong conclusions [16.08.2010] In "Has the time come to legalize drugs?" Andres Oppenheimer, the influential opinion maker about Latin American affairs at the Miami Herald, describ ...
Ending drug prohibition: the ultimate austerity measure [18.05.2010] The ban on recreational drugs promotes crime and is bad for public health. Austerity measures to cut public spending are a hot topic for debate every ...
Former ministers: legalise all drugs! [18.05.2010] 'Save the country, legalise drugs.' Under this striking banner, two former Dutch government ministers (for foreign affairs and health) are launching ...
European court weighs cannabis ban for foreigners [02.05.2010] A Dutch city has banned foreigners from its cannabis selling coffee shops. A European court will now decide whether this is legal. The continuing str ...
Regulating cannabis could help cut Dutch state deficit [13.04.2010] Decriminalizing cannabis in the Netherlands and regulating the back-door of the coffee-shops and cultivation of cannabis would save 160 million euro ...
Coffee shop owner sentenced for running criminal organisation [24.03.2010] The owner of the Netherlands' largest cannabis-selling coffee shop was convicted for running a criminal organisation that purchased large quantities ...
MP: Approval for city ‘coffee shop’ plan unlikely [15.01.2010] The Copenhagen City Council’s plan to set up shops selling cannabis as a way to remove the market from the control of gangs is not likely to be embra ...
Council may enter drug trade [24.09.2009] A City Council majority is backing a plan to legalise the sale of cannabis, which could see two thirds of the market taken away from criminal gangs. ...
Committee wants coffee shops to cater to locals only [01.07.2009] Limit the sale of cannabis to local users, reconsider the distinction between hard and soft drugs, raise the legal age for drinking alcohol from 16 t ...
Drug Policy Reform in Practice [01.07.2009] The academic journal Nueva Sociedad recently released an issue to promote the debate in Latin America on drug policy reform. TNI contributed with the ...
Evaluation of Dutch Drug Policy [31.05.2009] The main purpose of this evaluation was to determine to what extent the principal goal of Dutch drug policy has been achieved, as stated in the 1995 ...
Coffee shop trial is test for Dutch drugs policy [16.03.2009] The owner and several employees of the biggest coffee shop in the Netherlands are being prosecuted for membership of a criminal organisation. The out ...
Banks told to accept cannabis cafe customers [06.02.2009] Banks must accept cafes which sell cannabis and marijuana as clients, says finance minister Wouter Bos. The minister fears that if these businesses, ...
Smoking without Borders [13.01.2009] Cannabis license The Hungarian Civil Liberty Union (HCLU) produced a video on the debate on cannabis policy and the tolerated sale of small quantitie ...
Dutch mayors call for growing marijuana [23.11.2008] The Dutch government should licence the growing and supply of marijuana to the country’s 700 or so coffee shops that sell cannabis, according to a gr ...
Local councils support tolerant cannabis policy [18.11.2008] Most of the Dutch local councils that have so-called coffee shops which sell marijuana say they have no problem with the current policy of tolerating ...
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate [01.09.2008] Despite cannabis being the most widely used illegal drug, and therefore the mainstay of the ‘war on drugs’, it has only ever held a relatively margin ...
Costa in Amsterdam [02.06.2008] The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Antonio Costa, recently visited Amsterdam on 24 April. Accompanied by some officials of the Net ...
Invitational Conference Cannabis Policy [12.12.2007] TNI co-signed a letter that was sent to the Dutch Prime Minister and relevant parliamentary commissions, stressing the need for an active Dutch invol ...
"Achterdeur open U" [09.02.2006] Het Nederlandse cannabisbeleid verkeert al decennia in een internationaalrechtelijke schemerzone, stelt Martin Jelsma van het Transnational Institute ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001] Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (re ...
Cannabis use, a stepping stone to other drugs? [31.12.1996] Does smoking reefer lead to using other drugs, in daily practice usually described as cocaine and heroin? Raising the possibility that the answer to ...

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