Items tagged with netherlands

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Comparing models of drug decriminalisation [31.12.2019] Decriminalisation refers to the repeal of laws and policies that define drug use and/or the possession of drugs for personal use as a criminal offenc ...
Majority of Dutch councils ban drug use in public [03.07.2019] A new survey shows that almost two-thirds of Dutch towns ban drug use in public. Despite the national policy of ‘tolerance’ to certain soft drug use, ...
Global marijuana use rose by 60 percent over the past decade [26.06.2019] The global story about cannabis — the most-used recreational drug in the world — is about as fuzzy as your body feels after taking your first hit. Wh ...
Big Dutch cities, coffee shops say no to regulated marijuana trials [11.06.2019] A handful of the Netherlands’ medium sized cities have come forward to take part in the government’s controversial regulated marijuana experiment but ...
Government to issue second licence for medicinal cannabis as demand grows [27.05.2019] The Dutch government is planning to issue a second licence for the production of medicinal cannabis to meet growing demand patients. The only company ...
Eindhoven says no to regulated marijuana experiment [23.05.2019] Eindhoven has followed The Hague and Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the government’s experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, sayi ...
The Hague says no to regulated marijuana trials, criticises rules [16.05.2019] The Hague has followed Amsterdam and decided not to take part in the experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation, saying the plan is unworkable. ...
Netherlands prepares legal recreational cannabis cultivation experiment [09.05.2019] The Netherlands is laying the groundwork to become the first country in Europe to allow commercial production of adult-use marijuana – although initi ...
Düsseldorf: Gesundheitsdezernent hält an Cannabis-Pilotprojekt fest [09.05.2019] Politisch ist es umstritten, doch die Ampel-Kooperation im Düsseldorfer Rat und Gesundheitsdezernent Andreas Meyer-Falcke halten eine lizensierte Abg ...
How the world’s oldest drug checking service makes high-risk pills “unsellable” [01.05.2019] The Drugs Monitoring and Information System (DIMS) in the Netherlands can proudly claim to be the oldest drug checking service in the world. It began ...
BBC documentary exposes hashish farmers’ vulnerability and officials' alleged involvement [26.04.2019] A BBC Arabic documentary tried to answer a daring question on hash cultivation in Morocco. Entitled Who is Getting Rich from Moroccan Hash?, the proj ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Dutch ministers unveil marijuana plans [11.04.2019] The Dutch government is to press ahead with experiments in regulated marijuana production involving 10 licenced growers, according to the detailed pl ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems [19.03.2019] Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems, according to researchers in the journa ...
Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society €200 mil. per year [15.03.2019] Illegal cannabis cultivation costs Dutch society around 200 million euros per year, through stolen electricity and missed taxes, according to the sec ...
Medicinal cannabis users left high and dry by Dutch tolerance policy [13.03.2019] Despite the relaxed attitude to cannabis in the Netherlands, acquiring the alternative medicine is often a battle. Around half a million people in th ...
Dutch weed experiment: The ongoing fight to regulate famed coffee shops [11.01.2019] When the Dutch government announced in October 2017 plans for an experiment with regulated cannabis production to supply the country’s famous coffee ...
Gov't urged to regulate ecstasy production [17.12.2018] The Dutch government should regulate the production of party drug ecstasy to remove it from the criminal circuit, GroenLinks parliamentarian Kathalij ...
Harm reduction is the right way to treat drug abuse [24.11.2018] Portugal’s policies are based on “harm reduction” approaches pioneered in countries such as Switzerland in the 1980s. The idea is to emphasise treatm ...
Dutch municipalities dissatisfied with regulated cannabis experiment [23.11.2018] Many Dutch municipalities are dissatisfied with the current preliminary design of the government's experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. Wh ...
What the Dutch can teach the world about cannabis [26.10.2018] On October 17, Canada became the first large economy to legalise recreational weed. (Uruguay blazed the trail in 2013.) From November 1, doctors can ...
Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be ...
Amsterdam wants to participate in regulated cannabis experiment [12.10.2018] Amsterdam has to participate in the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation. If the Dutch capital, with the largest coffeeshop market ...
Amsterdam calls plan for regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible, dangerous [03.10.2018] Amsterdam finds the national experiment with regulated cannabis cultivation unfeasible and "risky to public order". The municipality would like to pa ...
Money launderers are taking EU to the cleaners, experts say [30.09.2018] European Union nations may boast the world's most stringent anti-money laundering rules, but recent scandals show that criminals are good at exploiti ...
Pays-Bas : Le haschich marocain s’invite à la Chambre basse [25.09.2018] Le trafic et la commercialisation du cannabis marocain aux Pays-Bas sont actuellement étudiés par les partis politiques néerlandais. Plusieurs propos ...
Why some U.S. allies didn’t sign up for Trump’s pledge to fight drugs [24.09.2018] President Trump began his week at the UN General Assembly with an event seeking to prompt action against the global drug trade. “The call is simple,” ...
Trump kicks off UN general assembly with ‘problematic’ drug policy document [24.09.2018] Donald Trump has kicked off the 2018 United Nations General Assembly by announcing what experts have labelled a problematic agreement to tackle the w ...
We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police [07.09.2018] The study 'The Netherlands and synthetic drugs: An inconvenient truth' by the Dutch police academy on the role of the Netherlands in the production o ...
ING lax on money laundering, agrees €775m out-of-court settlement [04.09.2018] The public prosecution department has reached a €775m out of court settlement with ING for failing to properly monitor money transfers for potential ...
Netherlands ‘market leader’ in production and trade synthetic drugs [27.08.2018] The Netherlands is world leader in the production and trading of synthetic drugs such as ecstasy and amphetamines, with total turnover up to 2017 est ...
Oxycodone overdoses in the Netherlands soar as prescriptions rise [24.08.2018] The number of people overdosing on the powerful painkiller oxycodone in the Netherlands has gone up six fold in ten years, according to figures by to ...
Organic marijuana grower does not have to pay state €500,000 [22.08.2018] A Frisian man who was convicted of growing marijuana in 2015 has been told he does not have to pay almost €500,000 to the Dutch state by appeal court ...
Regulated marijuana trial plans should be bigger, says Council of State [20.07.2018] The government’s highest advisory body, the Council of State, has thrown its weight behind criticism of plans to begin trials of regulated marijuana ...
Dutch cut overdose deaths by dispensing pure heroin [15.07.2018] Public-health experts in the Netherlands say free distribution of government-funded heroin is one reason that drug-related deaths are far less common ...
Smoke rings: more councils volunteer for cannabis growing trial [06.07.2018] Municipalities in the Netherlands have signed up to a mooted four-year trial in legally growing cannabis for the first time. The new coalition agreem ...
Regulated marijuana trial should be bigger [21.06.2018] The government’s plans to experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation should be carried out far more widely than in just six to 10 local authorit ...
We went undercover in a Chinese MDMA factory [29.05.2018] We want to understand why MDMA is today so cheap, so pure, and so abundant across the UK and the EU. Since 2012, pills have doubled or tripled in str ...
The Netherlands is richer than thought – thanks to the marijuana industry [24.05.2018] Illegal cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands is far larger than previously thought, Statistics Netherlands said in a revision of old economic figu ...
Ecstasy and cocaine are getting stronger, Dutch drug analysis shows [16.05.2018] Ecstasy pills are becoming stronger and cocaine sold on the streets is more pure, according to a new report by the addiction centre Trimbos Institute ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa ...
Regulated marijuana production test will include health warnings [03.04.2018] The Dutch government’s experiment with regulated marijuana is unlikely to start before the end of 2019 at the earliest and will run for five years an ...
Europe is losing the fight against dirty money [02.04.2018] Rob Wainwright, who will be leaving his post as Europol director after almost a decade, said: “One of my favorite frustrations is on financial crime ...
Solving the Dutch pot paradox: Legal to buy, but not to grow [25.03.2018] In the Netherlands it is illegal to grow more than five cannabis plants for recreational use in what has long been seen as Europe’s marijuana capital ...
Ministers to decide on marijuana cultivation trials by the summer [12.03.2018] Ministers will publish their proposals for the planned experiment with legal marijuana cultivation by the summer, justice minister Ferdinand Grapperh ...
Rabobank to pay $369 million in money-laundering case [08.02.2018] Dutch lender Rabobank’s California unit agreed to pay $369 million to settle allegations that it lied to regulators investigating allegations of laun ...
Why states should limit the potency of marijuana [07.02.2018] Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggest ...
Illegal cannabis plantations becoming more advanced, better hidden [30.01.2018] Drug criminals are getting better and better at hiding their illegal cannabis plantations, according to grid manager Stedin whose been working with t ...
Elio Di Rupo en faveur des cultures communales de cannabis [11.01.2018] Produire du cannabis et le distribuer aux consommateurs sous contrôle des communes. La mesure a été adoptée aux Pays-Bas suite à l’accord du gouverne ...

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