Netherlands

Thu
12
Nov

A Place Where Cannabis Is Tolerated, & Prosecutions Are Rare

With New Zealand’s recent referendum on the legalization of cannabis, the drug has become a subject worthy of public debate again.

In countless debates over marijuana worldwide, The Netherlands is often included as an example of a “marijuana-legal country”.

Photos of Dutch national queueing up outside “coffee shops” (the Dutch way of saying cannabis café) before they were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic further enhanced the country’s association as a weed smokers’ paradise.

While the conventional wisdom might be that cannabis is legal in this liberal country, the truth is that it is not, and will most likely not be legal in the future.

Tue
10
Nov

5 Countries To Visit For The Best Marijuana In World

Cannabis tourism is thriving today on account of more countries legalizing the herb. It has opened paths for enthusiasts to travel far and wide worldwide to enjoy marijuana while embracing the picturesque views. While most countries allow tourists to use the herb, not all can offer the best marijuana.

Does your dream vacation include a good amount of high-grade marijuana? Read on to know the countries that produce the best marijuana you can visit to have a magical time.

Which are the Best Countries for Marijuana Travel?

Like every other marijuana lover, you must be searching for the countries that offer the best marijuana in the world. If you are looking for your next marijuana adventure destination, you’ve reached the right place.

Tue
20
Oct

Wait, what? Dutch justice minister explains lockdown rules for weed

The Dutch government told parliament on Monday it could sit back and relax as there are no extra rules needed to prevent people having or smoking cannabis in public places during the coronavirus pandemic.

The government ordered a partial lockdown on Oct. 13, closing restaurants except for takeaway services and forbidding the sale of alcohol and marijuana after 8 p.m.

But parliament, stressed at the prospect that the rules for weed-smokers might still be laxer than those for alcohol-drinkers, passed a motion directing the government to ensure that smoking marijuana and hashish in public would not be tolerated in public places between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Fri
28
Aug

The Great Dutch Cannabis Experiment Morphs On

The Netherlands has pioneered many parts of the cannabis industry as it has evolved and changed over the last half century. See the eponymous coffee shop.

Thu
20
Aug

Global cannabis testing market to grow 13.4% through 2025

Increasing demand for safety and high-quality medical products has added impetus to cannabis testing services and will contribute to the growth of the global cannabis testing market, which is set to grow by 13.4% by 2025.

According to a Global Market Insights, Inc., report, the growing prevalence for these tests by cultivators and manufacturers will bolster the industry trends. The Bureau of Cannabis Control, as of March 2018, had issued about 26 temporary licenses to testing laboratories in California.

Wed
05
Aug

Hopeful Cannabis Cultivators Look To Supply Dutch Coffee Shops

Few cities on earth, if any, are as well-known for cannabis as Amsterdam. The capital city of the Netherlands has long been home to a thriving cannabis community and is a top tourist destination for cannabis enthusiasts.

People travel from all over the world to frequent Amsterdam’s coffee shops and enjoy local cannabis flower and hash.

All over the Netherlands, little spots to purchase local cannabis exist. Amsterdam gets most of the notoriety, however, less high-profile cannabis options exist elsewhere in the European country.

Technically, cannabis is not legal in the Netherlands, it is just tolerated by authorities in some circumstances.

Mon
27
Jul

Want to legally grow weed in the Netherlands? You'll have to show you can produce at least 6,500 kilos per year

The Dutch government has clarified some of the finer details of its new application to legally cultivate recreational cannabis.

Thu
16
Jul

Netherlands Seeks to Close Back Door Market by Updating Contradictory Cannabis Laws

Long before the rest of the world was talking about legalization, the Netherlands was already pushing the boundaries with the opening of coffeeshops where patrons could smoke without legal repercussion. Now, years later, this setup has caused a huge back door market that the Netherlands is trying hard to close.

Tue
30
Jun

Marijuana use increased during COVID-19 lockdown, survey shows

The coronavirus pandemic led to a decrease in the use of party drugs like MDMA and cocaine, but also to an increase in pot use, according to Global Drug Survey.

Forty thousand people from 12 countries participated in the online survey that looked at changes in alcohol and drug-related habits during the global health crisis. The 12 countries included in the study were Germany, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Brazil, and Switzerland. 

Based on the data, nearly a fifth of people reported that they used less cocaine during lockdown, while 29% said they used less MDMA, popularly known as ecstasy or molly. 

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