Entries by Stefan

Three Coffeeshops punished for advertising

The Dutch opium law does not allow advertising for ‘drugs’ (as long as it’s not regulated). Earlier reports showed prosecutor Frits Posthumus demanded repercussions for 5 Coffeeshops. However only three of them were fined (according to the Dutch Parool). Outcome of the judges’ decision was, (about as vague as 10 years ago) that they are […]

Barney’s Breakfast Bar Re-opens

After some months of reconstruction/ foundation work, the shop has been completely restyled. The coffeeshop, open 7.00AM in the morning is known for it’s breakfast, nice decoration and smoke. So for those loving that old design.. It’s out! We know… time flies people. As like his colleagues Green House and Dampkring, also Derry from Barney’s […]

Cannabis Liberation Day 2009

CANNABIS VRIJDINGDAG: 9 MEI 2009. Presentie: DC Lama Sprekers: Egbart Tellegen, Frederick Polak, August De Loor, Nicole Maalste, Werner Bruining Muziek: Oercircus + DJs, Joost Belinfanta  

Cannabis Use In The Netherlands Goes Back Thousands Of Years

In a recently unearthed 4200 year old grave in the East of Holland, archaeologists say they discovered traces of cannabis. Near the town Hattermerbroek, the Dutch archaeologists found a pre-historic grave, dating back to around 2200 BCE. Spread over the bottom of the grave, they discovered the rests of an abundance of flowers. They now […]

Coffeeshops Legal or Permitted?

Amsterdam is known to be a liberal city. Although many people exaggerate the freedom here, the Amsterdammers and Dutch in general do have a few liberties that are unique in the world. Still, whenever you visit a city in a foreign country it is always a good idea to inform yourself about the local laws […]

UN Cannabis Usage Report

According to a study called the ‘World Drug Report’ performed by the U.N (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) cannabis use was reported in 172 countries and territories world wide, with more than a million European consumers in the last month. The Danish are way ahead of other European countries when it concerns Cannabis […]

Police Union: Pot Prohibition Is Pointless

The head of the Dutch police union NPB, Hans van Duijn, told radio reporters it is pointless to fight against the supply of cannabis. He thinks it only leads to more crime and he would much rather see soft drugs legalized in The Netherlands. Further, Hans van Duijn is in favour of letting long time […]