Entries by Stefan

Exhibition ‘Cannabis Cuisine’ at Hash Museum Amsterdam

Everyone knows you can eat cannabis. Space cake from Amsterdam coffeeshops is world-famous, but did you know life expectancy of residents in the Chinese town of Bama Yao is well above 100? Scientists believe the secret behind this long lifespan has something to do with their diet, which contains a lot of hemp seeds. Although […]

Cars and Cannabis

Since July of this year Dutch police have been using a new saliva test to target cannabis users in traffic. This test is the first of its kind to be implemented in the Netherlands. Cannabis remains active in the body for only four hours, but after 14 hours it’s still possible to test positive in […]

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New Government Won’t Legalize Weed, But Is Willing To Experiment

After decades of discussion about the cannabis tolerance policy, the next cabinet plans an experiment with government-regulated cultivation of weed and hash. Six to ten Dutch towns and cities may participate in the test. The coffeeshops in those municipalities will be provided weed from selected producers, under government supervision. Currently, the sale of weed is […]

Budget Space-Cake

Amsterdam can be damn expensive, so for those wishing to get high on a budget we suggest homemade space cake. Step 1: Do some research. If you have not tried smoking cannabis before, please do not dive straight into making your own space cake. Edibles purchased at a Coffeeshop are made with a strict and […]


Birth Of The Coffeeshops

[…] I’ve always been fascinated by the origins of the cannabis tolerance movement in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. How did this happen? How did this little country develop the most intelligent approach to marijuana smoking in the entire world? At the same time that Holland launched its tolerance campaign, we passed local legislation in Ann […]

Bubblers, Bongs, Pipes in Coffeeshops

Bongs have been used for thousands of years to ingest the active ingredients of cannabis. Based on the principle of sucking smoke through water to cool and cleanse it, using a tubular mouthpiece attached to a bowl. Many coffeeshops provide bongs and pipes for public use or you can bring your own. If you’re unsure […]

About Edibles

Cannabis is used around the world to transform well known dishes and snacks into totally new gourmet experiences. From gummy treats and cannabis laced candy, to pot pizza, flying lasagna, ice cream and cookies. The term ‘edible’ is a slang term used among the cannabis community to denote ‘an edible cannabis product’. A small variety […]

About Dutch Medical Cannabis

In the Netherlands the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) is the official government bureau that oversees the production and distribution of medical cannabis. It has a monopoly on all cannabis trade, import and export, and can decide on special exemptions to the opium act. Within the Netherlands OMC distributes exclusively to pharmacies, pharmacy holding GPs, […]

Five Tips On Scoring Coffeeshop Kudos

You’re at the coffeeshop, finally getting high. So now here’s a few tips to help impress the staff, and the customers with further exemplary coffeeshop conduct. 1. Hide your tobacco from sight. Coffeeshops are under strict no-tobacco laws, and can face fines if it’s discovered by city authorities. Maybe remind your friend or neighbor too, […]