Netherlands

Thu
08
Jul

Amsterdam City Leaders Now Discourage Cannabis Tourism

City leaders in Amsterdam are considering ways to reinvent travel to the Dutch capital as pandemic restrictions ease, with plans to emphasize the city’s cultural amenities while playing down its reputation for partying, sex, and cannabis tourism. Dutch officials began easing restrictions in April, leading to a gradual return of the tourists who were responsible for approximately 10 percent of the Amsterdam economy before the coronavirus outbreak.

Fri
02
Jul

Surprisingly Smart Data for Cannabis Tourism

Lately, there’s been quite a bit of ‘buzz’ about the notion of cannabis tourism and its potential impact on global tourism generally.  

I have attended several webinars and information sessions over the past year or two directed at tour operators, restaurateurs, and innkeepers on how to prepare for and engage potential audiences.  

It appears that operating cannabis tourism space will never be easy.  

Even if one thinks they may have the audience part figured out, operating such a business can be difficult to manage, and is dependent upon what region of the world one occupies.  

Light up a joint in some parts of the world and we might never hear from you again… 

Tue
01
Jun

Why Different Countries Are Relaxing Their Cannabis Laws

As the first European country to legalize cannabis, Luxembourg has called on other European countries to relax their drug laws, specifically cannabis production and consumption. According to the European state, the continent’s drug policy has not worked over the last few decades, and forbidding everything made it more attractive for people to find new ways of skirting laws.

The country’s relaxed laws will see residents over 18 years old able to buy cannabis for recreational use starting from 2020. The state will establish a cannabis agency to regulate all production and distribution. What’s more, minors between ages 12 and 17 will not face criminal charges if caught in possession of five grams or less of the drug. However, those who break the law will receive harsh penalties.

Wed
26
May

As travel restrictions ease, this European city wants to ban cannabis tourism

As more and more people get vaccinated, travel climbs higher onto people’s priority lists. And for cannabis consumers, there’s one particular European destination that likely tops the list.

Tue
18
May

Cannabis Tourism is International

The cannabis travel segment is on the rise. What was once a California specific organization called the California Cannabis Tourism Association (CCTA) has taken the leap to a bigger stage and repositioned as the Cannabis Travel Association, International (CTAI). Founded in 2017, the Cannabis Travel Association, International has a mission to advance and steward safe and responsible cannabis tourism.

Brian Applegarth, a leader, and innovator of cannabis tourism founded the CTAI in 2017. Brian is also a cannabis culture historian and student of the legalization movement.  He has a rich history and understanding of the cannabis industry as well as travel and tourism.  His goal is to introduce the wide, wide world of cannabis travel to a growing marketplace.  

Fri
30
Apr

Does culture influence how often countries use behavioural strategies to combat cannabis consumption?

More needs to be learned about what drives behavioural strategies used by different cultures to combat cannabis consumption, intoxication and related harms to enhance the protection of those who use the drug, a U.S. study suggests.

Researchers at the University of New Mexico explored the cannabis protective behavioural strategies (PBS) used by five different countries — namely the U.S., Argentina, Uruguay, Spain and the Netherlands — by seeking input from 1,175 colleges students from those jurisdictions who reported past-month weed use.

Thu
22
Apr

Cannabis capitals of Europe: Where has weed been decriminalised on the continent?

There are several locations across Europe where cannabis use is as much part of the culture as French wine and Italian coffee.

In recent years, we’ve seen a huge increase in weed - otherwise known as cannabis or marijuana - becoming legalised for medical use across the board. CBD oil and hemp especially have seen a rise in popularity across markets from skincare to wellness.

While elements of cannabis have their advantages, the science doesn’t work in recreational joint-smokers’ favour. The drug is heavily associated with mental and physical health conditions including psychosis and schizophrenia.

Fri
12
Mar

Growing cannabis at home: how COVID-19 has fueled a boom around the world

Back in the days when “skunk” was mainly associated with Pepé Le Pew and hydroponics was a way of improving cucumbers, most of the UK’s cannabis supply was imported from places such as Morocco and Lebanon. This changed in the past two or three decades in the UK and many other countries as organised criminal gangs set up growing operations closer to home.

Tue
09
Feb

The Dutch Fumble First National Recreational Cannabis Cultivation Tender

marijuana plants

It is never easy being green. However, the cannabis industry is no stranger to overcoming stigma if not hurdles. Much less the grotesque ball drops of governments as soon as they get involved—from expanding access to basic regulation.

Mon
25
Jan

Netherlands to supply medical cannabis until July despite Brexit ban

image of a mother and child smiling

The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a severe and rare form of epilepsy who was told Brexit would end the supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine that saved her son’s life has been given a six-month reprieve.

Hannah Deacon said she was hugely grateful after being given the lifeline by the Dutch government, which has sanctioned continued supply of the medicines despite a Brexit ban on fulfilling prescriptions from the UK.

 

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