Items tagged with netherlands and regulation

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State marijuana packaging must be ‘as unattractive as possible’ [02.10.2019] More rules about the pending experiments with regulated marijuana production are becoming clear. In particular, officials are keen to make sure non-u ...
A new ‘war on drugs’ is short sighted and naive [16.09.2019] Forty years ago, the Netherlands was far ahead of its time. But today we see the country moving backwards, as evidenced by a recent report on the dru ...
Green light: ten towns named for legalised cannabis-growing experiment [29.08.2019] One in seven Dutch coffee shops is set to join an experiment where for the first time cannabis growing is to be regulated. Justice minister Ferdinand ...
Almere, Breda and Tilburg set to join regulated marijuana experiment [28.08.2019] The Dutch government will press ahead with trials of regulated marijuana production with the maximum 10 cities when the experiment starts in 2021. Th ...
Canadian marijuana legalisation has not removed crime: Dutch police lecturer [27.08.2019] Canada’s decision to legalise cannabis has not resulted in removing organised crime from the chain. Police Academy lecturer Pieter Tops, who visited ...
Breaking Brabant: Drug labs blight a Dutch landscape [22.07.2019] North Brabant is Europe's biggest producer of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy and amphetamine. In 2017, 21 active ecstasy laboratories were dismantl ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dutch councils vie to produce cannabis in bid to cut out criminals [27.12.2017] At least 30 companies want to get into the legal production of cannabis in the Netherlands, according to Paul Depla, the mayor of Breda, whose counci ...
Councils call for more experimental approach to cannabis production [27.11.2017] Councils have pleaded with the Dutch government to give them more autonomy in their experiments with legal cannabis production rather than imposing a ...
Dutch councils queue up for regulated marijuana project [07.11.2017] So far 25 of the Netherlands’ 380 local authorities have come forward to say they wish to take part in trials to regulate marijuana production. The n ...
New Dutch cabinet to run trials in regulated marijuana production [08.10.2017] The new cabinet is to sanction experiments with legal marijuana production to be sold in cannabis cafes. Details are still sketchy, but between six a ...
Blow for cannabis cafes as numbers continue to decline [04.07.2017] The number of ‘coffeeshops’ in the Netherlands is continuing to fall but the closure rate has slowed, new official figures show. Last year there were ...
Change in policy will not get rid of illegal cannabis cultivation: Dutch Ministries [11.05.2017] Little will change around illegal cannabis cultivation, even if the government changes the current tolerance policy, according to officials from the ...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often ...
What’s next after new Dutch cannabis cultivation bill [25.02.2017] In a landmark decision, the lower House of the Dutch parliament voted in favour of adding cannabis cultivation to it's tolerance policy. A move that ...
Dutch MPs vote in favour of regulated marijuana cultivation [21.02.2017] A narrow majority backed new legislation which would regulate marijuana cultivation under government control. The vote, by 77 to 72, would allow cann ...
Ruling party to support regulated cannabis cultivation after all [21.11.2016] It seems that ruling party VVD will support regulating cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands. During a VVD conference a vast majority of party memb ...
Legalise weed growing: VVD proposal seeds dissent [08.11.2016] VVD leaders in the south of the Netherlands are proposing an overhaul of cannabis laws to regulate cultivation, decriminalising what is currently a g ...
The Netherlands comes a step closer to legalised marijuana cultivation [23.09.2016] A majority of MPs now seem likely to back draft legislation from the Liberal democratic party D66 which would regulate legalised marijuana cultivatio ...
Tilburg to allow medical marijuana users to grow drug at home [14.09.2016] Tilburg Mayor Peter Noordanus decided to allow patients using medical marijuana to grow it themselves at their homes in the city, he wrote in a lette ...
Human rights study no reason to change cannabis regulation policy [15.06.2016] A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Net ...
Dutch cities renew call for regulated cannabis cultivation [09.06.2016] Almost 90 percent of Dutch municipalities supported a call on the government to allow experiments with regulated cannabis cultivation at the associat ...
Legal cannabis cultivation would cut violent crime: report [30.05.2016] Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime related to illegal cultivation and could therefore protect human rights, accordi ...
Trouble in Europe's pot paradise [18.04.2016] Though the Dutch have struck a compromise with international treaties that shows great results for reducing harm for drug users, the approach has lar ...
Hazy legality: how legal is Dutch weed really? [14.04.2016] Last November, the local authorities’ association VNG, which represents all 393 Dutch municipalities, issued a report stating that ‘the current situa ...
Dutch cannabis grower revels in court victory [01.12.2015] Once in his greenhouse in a remote Dutch village, Doede de Jong nurtured a thriving cannabis crop to sell to local users. Now only five plants remain ...
Local councils call for regulated marijuana growing to keep out criminal gangs [30.11.2015] The Dutch local authorities' platform VNG called on the government to allow regulated cannabis production by introducing licences for growers to take ...
Altruistic marijuana grower is guilty but goes unpunished [30.10.2015] Dutch cannabis grower Doede de Jong has been found guilty of cultivating cannabis by the appeal court but will not be punished because he had done al ...
Legal and social: this is how the first Cannabis Club in the Netherlands would like marijuana [15.10.2015] How does a Social Club fit in the Dutch capital, with its about 200 coffee shops? "The concept of The Tree of Life is very different than a coffeesho ...
Idealistic marijuana growers get suspended jail terms [09.09.2015] A couple who grew marijuana ‘by the book’ and informed the tax office about their income have been found guilty of running an illegal plantation and ...
Cities renew effort to cultivate marijuana; parliament still opposed [13.07.2015] The city of Utrecht, as well as the cities of Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Eindhoven, Heerlen and Tilburg, are still investigating whether cannabis cultivati ...
Amsterdam Mayor: experiment to regulate cannabis cultivation currently legally impossible [28.05.2015] End 2014 Van der Laan told the council to examine possibilities for regulated cannabis cultivation. The municipality would appoint companies to legal ...
MPs block cities from harvesting marijuana [19.05.2015] A narrow majority in the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament in the Netherlands, supported a motion to not allow municipalities to experiment wit ...
First ‘ecstasy’ shop opens in Amsterdam [19.05.2015] A Dutch political movement is calling for the legalization of the psychoactive drug ecstasy – and has opened a shop to promote its cause. The youth w ...
Improving global drug policy: Comparative perspectives and UNGASS 2016 [28.04.2015] As the world prepares for the 2016 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS 2016), an increasing numb ...
D66 devises plan to regulate Dutch marijuana production [26.02.2015] Liberal democratic party D66 is introducing draft legislation to regulate the production and sale of marijuana in the Netherlands. D66 has called for ...
Reguleer wiet, en niet alleen de achterdeur [25.02.2015] De advocaten Spong, Smeets en Vis houden een pleidooi voor het reguleren van de achterdeur van de coffeeshops in een opiniestuk in het NRC. Zij zette ...
Cannabis policy reform in Europe [27.12.2014] While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, Europe seems to be lagging behind. That is to say, in European nations at the level of na ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
Du Río de la Plata au Lac Léman [19.11.2014] La politique vis-à-vis du cannabis est en rapide évolution. Ainsi, les citoyens de l'Alaska et de l'Oregon, comme ceux de Washington DC, la capitale ...
Amsterdam city council calls for licenced marijuana production [07.11.2014] Ministers should sanction experiments to legally grow marijuana under licence and the city should make preparations to do so, according to a majority ...
Senators want minister's answers on marijuana supply issues [13.07.2014] The senate has written to justice minister Ivo Opstelten summoning him to explain what he is doing to deal with the problem of illegal marijuana prod ...
Heerlen mayor criticises government marijuana policy [07.07.2014] The Dutch government's cannabis policy has created a monster whose tentacles are spreading throughout the country, according to Paul Depla the mayor ...
Labour senators won't cooperate with tough line on marijuana [27.06.2014] Labour senators are refusing to cooperate with the Dutch government's tough line on marijuana and want to sanction regulated production trials. Senat ...
Cannabis regulation: high time for change? [20.05.2014] Cannabis is the world’s most widely used illicit drug. But for how much longer? In a short space of time we have moved from absolute global prohibiti ...
Internationaal recht en cannabis [14.05.2014] Voor het rondetafelgesprek over het rapport: ‘Internationaal recht en cannabis’ op 15 mei 2014 voor de Vaste Commissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie in ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Cannabis policy in the Netherlands [28.02.2014] Misunderstandings and misreporting of actual and proposed changes to Dutch cannabis policy in 2011 have led some opponents of cannabis reform to sugg ...
Why Dutch mayors want to cultivate cannabis [02.02.2014] In a manifesto, mayors of cities including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht argue that the current laws allowing the sale but banning the cultivation ...
35 mayors call for regulated marijuana production; minister says no [30.01.2014] In total, 35 local authorities have signed a manifesto calling on the government to sanction official experiments with legal marijuana production. Th ...
Minister Opstelten en de burgemeesterlijke ongehoorzaamheid [29.01.2014] Alle 25 Nederlandse burgemeesters die verzoeken hadden ingediend om te experimenteren met gereguleerde of gedoogde aanvoer van cannabis naar de coffe ...
Marijuana on the move [26.01.2014] Some 20 years ago, a Spanish official in favor of lifting the ban on drugs such as marijuana mentioned at a UN meeting that there "might be a more hu ...
Councils join forces to call for legalised marijuana production [20.12.2013] The mayors of 25 Dutch local authority areas have increased their pressure on the cabinet to allow experiments with regulated marijuana production. T ...
The Netherlands is ready to regulate cannabis [19.12.2013] Barely a week after an opinion poll showed that 65% of the Dutch are in favour of regulating cannabis production just as in Uruguay, the minister of ...
‘Het Nederlandse systeem heeft gaten’ [09.12.2013] Interview Sebastián Sabini: "Het gaat ons om een totaalaanpak. Legalisering moet samengaan met preventie, met voorlichting en een sterke naleving van ...
How to Regulate Cannabis [30.11.2013] This is a guide to regulating legal markets for the non-medical use of cannabis. It is for policy makers, drug policy reform advocates and affected c ...
D66 Liberals to draft regulated marijuana production proposal [20.11.2013] The D66 Liberal party, currently the second biggest party in The Netherlands in recent polls, is drawing up draft legislation for the regulated produ ...
Two in three large councils back organised marijuana cultivation [15.11.2013] In total 26 of the Netherlands’ 38 largest local municipalities support government licensed or organised marijuana production, NOS television says. T ...
The Transparent Chain [09.11.2013] It is time that policymakers, law enforcement, professionals and other parties involved combine their efforts to work towards the implementation of a ...
Models for the legal supply of cannabis [27.05.2013] Three United Nations Conventions provide the international legal framework on drug control, instructing countries to limit drug supply and use to med ...
Utrecht hopes to set up cannabis clubs - for medical research [16.04.2013] Two foundations in Utrecht are to apply for exemption from the opium laws so they can set up ‘cannabis clubs’ to grow marijuana for medical research ...
Dutch city of Eindhoven wants to grow their own marijuana [04.04.2013] The Dutch city of Eindhoven has come up with a proposal it believes will curb the illegal supply of cannabis to the city’s cannabis coffee shops: the ...
De wankele 'Weense consensus' over drugsbeleid [31.03.2013] ??Nederland is met zijn drugsbeleid in de achterhoede terecht gekomen, zo stelt Martin Jelsma. Zo zijn Uruguay en de Amerikaanse staten Washington en ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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