Items tagged with netherlands

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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 ...
Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al ...
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 ...
Drug use is an issue for society, not the criminal justice system [10.09.2012] There is no reliable evidence that tougher criminal sanctions deter drug use or offending. On the contrary, criminalisation worsens the health and we ...
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. ...
'Bolletjesslikker opsluiten zinloos' [15.06.2012] Bolletjesslikkers horen niet in de gevangenis. Het berechten en opsluiten van ongeveer vijftienhonderd kleine drugssmokkelaars per jaar heeft geen no ...
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 ...
New heroin-assisted treatment [31.03.2012] The prescription of substitution drugs, such as methadone and buprenorphine, has become a mainstream, first-line treatment for opioid dependence, wit ...
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 ...
Small Dutch city is hub for European khat sales [25.01.2012] A small Dutch city less than 20 kilometres from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has become the hub of Europe's sales of khat, a plant chewed for its sti ...
UK could become 'smuggling hub' for herbal high khat [25.01.2012] The UK could become a hub for smuggling the herbal stimulant khat, European police and politicians have warned. The Netherlands is the latest country ...
Nieuwe publicatie van het Transnational Institute raadt de regering af khat te verbieden [11.01.2012] De engelstalige briefing Chewing over Khat Prohibition rekent af met de effectiviteit van een ban, zoals is gebleken uit andere Europese landen. Prob ...
Chewing over Khat prohibition [10.01.2012] In the context of a fast changing and well documented market in legal highs, the case of khat (Catha edulis) provides an interesting anomaly. It is f ...
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 ...
Clubbers should be able to test their ecstasy [28.11.2011] Media reports of two deaths at the weekend in the same party venue have once again been accompanied by police suggestions that the drug responsible i ...
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 ...
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 ...

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