Items tagged with netherlands

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Drug Decriminalisation Across the World [31.12.2030] The criminalisation of people who use drugs compounds drug-related challenges and worsens health and welfare outcomes. Across the world, there is a g ...
ABN raises charges for coffeeshops by 1000% to cover money laundering costs [28.10.2021] ABN AMRO is raising its bank charges for coffeeshops by 1000% to cover the costs of complying with anti-money laundering laws. From January coffeesho ...
A roundup of countries that permit recreational cannabis [15.10.2021] Marijuana may be an issue of easy agreement in the ongoing coalition talks between Germany's leading parties. Despite numerous points of contention, ...
40 mayors call on next Dutch government to legalise marijuana [23.09.2021] Almost 40 Dutch mayors, mainly from the south of the Netherlands, have signed a manifesto calling on the government to legalise soft drugs (cannabis) ...
Antwerp and Rotterdam are new epicentre of European cocaine trade [09.09.2021] The increased use of shipping containers to conceal drugs has made the high volume ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Hamburg the new epicentre of the E ...
Licenced marijuana experiment may be delayed: NOS [01.07.2021] A Dutch experiment involving the licenced production and sale of cannabis which is due to start this autumn is likely to be delayed, broadcaster NOS ...
MDMA gangs are literally polluting Europe [18.06.2021] Noxious dumps in “drug pits” is one of many new ways drug gangs in the Netherlands and Belgium are disposing of the toxic waste created in one of the ...
Autistic man set out of home ‘after growing single cannabis plant’ [18.06.2021] The mayor of a town in North Brabant has been accused of acting too harshly after allegedly setting an autistic man out of his home when he was disco ...
Experts warn that keeping tourists out of Amsterdam coffee shops won’t be easy [26.05.2021] Suggestions that foreign tourists be banned from Amsterdam’s cannabis cafes, or coffee shops, have been greeted with alarm by experts. ‘The plan is d ...
Free heroin could help Scotland shake off unwanted drugs death title [16.05.2021] The professor behind Dutch addicts getting taxpayer-funded heroin has called on the Scottish Government to do the same in its fight against drugs. Re ...
Tough local drug law enforcement ‘making innocent people homeless’ [14.05.2021] Tough anti-drug enforcement is making innocent citizens and children homeless, according to ombudsmen in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Each yea ...
The forgotten history of European drug-dealer activism [30.04.2021] Today, the contributions of drug suppliers towards harm reduction efforts remain mostly neglected by history, although some within the grassroots end ...
Colombia’s cartels target Europe with cocaine, corruption and torture [11.04.2021] At 5am on a chilly Tuesday morning last month, 1,600 police officers and balaclava-wearing special forces, bristling with arms and battering rams, we ...
Will XTC-Shops replace dealers in the future? [02.03.2021] It’s Friday night. You’re planning on going to a festival with your friends. But first you take your bicycle and you take a trip to the ‘XTC-shop’. T ...
Mayor: no more weed for tourists in Amsterdam [12.01.2021] The mayor is taking steps to change Amsterdam's image as the international cannabis capital. Coffeeshops attracted an estimated 1.5 million tourist v ...
Blown off: Amsterdam will ban foreign tourists from coffeeshops in future [08.01.2021] Foreign tourists will be banned from coffeeshops in Amsterdam in future. In a letter to the council, mayor Femke Halsema, the public prosecution serv ...
Dutch high hopes for legal cannabis farms hit by nimby protests [03.01.2021] A Dutch trial of state-regulated cannabis cultivation farms to supply coffee shops risks being derailed by an outbreak of nimbyism after locals prote ...
Netherlands to draw 10 recreational marijuana growers this week [30.11.2020] The Dutch government will hold a draw to choose 10 marijuana cultivators for the country’s upcoming pilot program, according to a letter to Parliamen ...
Residents-only rule for coffeeshops proposed in Amsterdam [25.09.2020] Amsterdam city council is gearing up for a new discussion on banning non-residents from its coffeeshops next month, after two new proposals were subm ...
Poor IT skills mean investigations into money laundering rarely bear fruit [27.07.2020] Only a handful of the tens of thousands of annual reports of suspected money laundering end up in court case because watchdog staff lack IT expertise ...
Amount of cocaine intercepted by Dutch customs doubled in first half of 2020 [16.07.2020] Customs officers seized twice as much cocaine in the first six months of 2020 than in the same period last year. More than 25,000 kilograms of the dr ...
Netherlands clarifies application process to grow adult-use cannabis [16.07.2020] The Dutch government wants to clear up several issues regarding the application process to grow legal recreational marijuana. The process is part of ...
Is the Netherlands finally heading for legalisation? [01.07.2020] Supplying coffeeshops with cannabis is illegal, so this is being done through a complicated ‘back-door’ policy. There might be a change coming with t ...
Switzerland releases details on recreational marijuana experiment, but full legalization likely years away [17.06.2020] The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary product ...
Netherlands to open applications for cannabis grow experiment next month [10.06.2020] The Dutch government will start accepting applications in July from potential cultivators for its adult-use cannabis experiment. From July 1 until Ju ...
Dutch and Mexican gangs are teaming up to sell high-end meth to Asia [14.05.2020] A new and rapidly evolving Dutch meth trade shows evidence of collusion between Mexican and Dutch organized crime groups to produce and traffic high ...
Dutch marijuana back on sale, but don't forget to wash your hands [31.03.2020] While most of the Netherlands struggles through the coronavirus lockdown, marijuana smokers received the welcome news that “coffee shops” selling the ...
Cannabis cafes can offer takeaways to head off the return of street dealers [16.03.2020] Dutch cannabis cafes, or coffee shops, have been told they can open their doors for ‘takeaway’ deals, a day after the government ordered them shut un ...
Amsterdam to crack down on weed tourism and coffeeshops [14.02.2020] Amsterdam is exploring how to make cannabis less of a tourist attraction and, at the same time, crack down on the illegal supply chain, according to ...
High time: Netherlands moves to clean up absurd cannabis policy [06.02.2020] If there’s one contradiction that goes to the heart of why Dutch drugs policy has lost its way, it’s this: that while it’s legal for “coffee shops” t ...
MPs, health experts and lawyers call for new approach to drugs [20.01.2020] MPs, television celebrities, lawyers, leading lights from the dance scene and health experts are among the 79 people who signed a manifesto calling f ...
Birthplace of semi-legal pot risks falling behind U.S. [13.01.2020] Since the Netherlands decriminalized marijuana in 1976, Amsterdam’s “coffee shops” have become a destination for weed lovers from around the globe. B ...
No joke: Dutch to ban the sale of laughing gas for recreational use [09.12.2019] The Dutch government is planning to ban the sale of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for recreational use. The decision follows several warnings about ...
Dutch fear making a hash of cannabis reform [05.12.2019] The Netherlands has long been a mecca for buzz-seeking tourists on account of its lax cannabis laws. What many of them don't know is that cannabis is ...
Criminals launder €13bn a year in the Netherlands, most crime cash is Dutch [13.11.2019] At least €13bn is laundered through the Netherlands on an annual basis, with most of the money coming from Dutch criminal enterprises, according to n ...
Regulated marijuana trial must not encourage use, ministers say [30.10.2019] The Dutch government experiment with regulated marijuana cultivation must not give the impression that the state is encouraging the use of the drug, ...
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 ...
Drugs researchers: ‘No such thing as victimless cocaine’ [01.10.2019] Together with prevention worker Judith Noijen of the Jellinek Clinic, crimninologist Ton Nabben published the 25th edition of Antenne, a large-scale ...
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 ...
Et si la Belgique légalisait comme le Luxembourg? [09.08.2019] Les médias belges s'interrogent sur ce nouveau marché qui pourrait attirer les jeunes Belges à se fournir au Luxembourg. En tout illégalité donc. Pou ...
Drug laws on possession: several countries are revisiting them and these are their options [02.08.2019] Many countries are changing the way they approach people who use drugs. The Irish government has just announced possible alternatives to criminalisat ...
When harm reduction expansion stifles activism: A lesson from Europe [23.07.2019] Western European harm reduction presents an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the widespread availability of effective harm reduction programs is ...
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 ...
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 ...

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