Items tagged with netherlands

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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 ...
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 ...
The return of the underground retail cannabis market? [01.09.2011] The sale of cannabis to persons aged 18 or older is permitted in the Netherlands under certain conditions in commercial establishments called coffees ...
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 ...
Fear and loathing surrounds decriminalisation [18.06.2011] "The war on drugs has failed," said a recent report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which comprised a former UN secretary-general, ...
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 ...
Dutch city wants to grow cannabis in a cooperative [11.03.2011] The Dutch city of Utrecht wants cannabis smokers to grow their own marijuana in a cooperative, a move which would go against the Netherlands' drive t ...
Foreign potheads seek alternatives to Dutch coffee shop [06.02.2011] Learning to grow their own weed or finding a dealer: French and Belgian potheads are seeking alternatives to the famous Dutch coffee shop as The Hagu ...
The Dutch treatment and social support system for drug users [15.01.2011] This paper, written in collaboration with the Correlation Network, briefly describes the history and the basic elements of the Dutch drug dependence ...
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 ...
An economic perspective on the legalisation debate: the Dutch case [26.10.2010] Understanding the consequences of drug legalisation versus prohibition is important for policy. Most recently this subject has gained much political ...
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 ...
The case for small-scale domestic cannabis cultivation [01.07.2010] The shift to (inter)regional production, trade and domestic cultivation has become an irreversible international trend. Until now, the focus of most ...
Marijuana Legalization [30.06.2010] A number of other countries have implemented changes in law that significantly reduce the extent of criminalization of marijuana use. Only in Austral ...
Marijuana, Made in Germany [10.06.2010] German cannabis plantations are now edging imports from Morocco and Afghanistan out of the market. The trend began after the Dutch government began d ...
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 ...
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 ...

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