Items tagged with netherlands

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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 ...
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 ...
Risk assessment of khat use in the Netherlands [22.08.2008] In preparing a decision about the legal status of khat in the Netherlands, the Dutch Minister of Health requested CAM (Coordination point Assessment ...
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 ...
The INCB and cannabis [02.03.2008] Where legal ambiguities and disagreement persist around cannabis policies, the INCB continues to make narrow legal interpretations of what is allowed ...
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 ...
The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy [01.05.2004] Decriminalizing cannabis doesn't lead to more widespread use, according to a study comparing cannabis users in two similar cities with opposing canna ...
Cannabis Policy, Implementation and Outcomes [01.06.2003] This report examines what is known about the effects of policies regarding the possession and use of cannabis. Such policies continue to be subject t ...
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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