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Local governements: “A ‘Weed-Pass’ won’t solve anything”

A nationwide poll shows that Dutch municipalities are not keen on a registration system for coffeeshops customers. The central government of The Netherlands says it wants to introduce such a pass system to combat “drug tourism”. RTL News asked local governments to share their thoughts the issue. The majority, 14 municipalities, say they oppose the […]


The 35th Anniversary Of Cannabis Decriminalization

The idea of ‘coffeeshops’ was introduced in the 1970s for the explicit purpose of keeping hard and soft drugs separated. This idea was put in effect in 1976 with an amendment to the Dutch Opium Act that made a clear distinction between the two categories. With regard to the category soft drugs a gedoogbeleid (tolerance […]


City of Eindhoven joins opposition to cannabis pass system

Eindhoven city council has come out against government plans to introduce a registration for cannabis users to make sure tourists are kept out of ‘coffee shops’ where small quantities of soft drugs are sold. Den Bosch and Maastricht city councils have already voted against the plan and the four big cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, […]


Results Of City Of Amsterdam’s Research Into Coffeeshops

Research carried out in 2011 on behalf of the City of Amsterdam into coffeeshops in the city has revealed a series of significant findings. Membership card system If a membership card system for purchasing cannabis were to be introduced in Amsterdam, only 30% of those currently using coffeeshops would register themselves for a coffeeshop membership […]


Coffeeshops Remain Open For Tourists

There is good news for all the cannabis connoisseurs who like to visit Amsterdam and enjoy the wide variety of weed and hash that is available from the Dutch capital’s many coffeeshops. The Dutch Tolerance Policy, that provides the legislation under which the Dutch coffeeshops can operate, will be renewed from 1st July 2011 and […]


Cannabis College Recreational Information

When consuming cannabis and enjoying our lovely city please keep these tips in mind to prevent possible negative experiences. * THC, one of the active ingredients in cannabis, is a mood enhancer. Make sure you are having a good day that you wish to make more intense or refrain from using cannabis products. Drug use […]


Cannabis Liberation Day 2010

May 8 2010, 12-10pm, Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam (see map: Live Music, Speakers, Hemp Market and Cannabis Film Festival. Cannabis Liberation Day is an initiative of the alliance of Dutch cannabis organizations (VOC) and the Dutch cannabis consumers organization (VvCC). “Prohibition Is No Solution!” FREE ADMISSION


More Coffeeshops Find A New Home In Amsterdam

In addition to the coffeeshops, already listed in our earlier reports, two more cannabis establishments have found a new home at a different spot in the city. The Bulldog Lounge on the Spui in Amsterdam center has been renewed as The Bulldog – Port 26 at Coenhavenweg 26 and is the newest addition to the […]


City Of Haarlem Presents Own Alternative To Failing Weed Pass

The city of Haarlem is currently working on an alternative to the seemingly doomed ‘Weed Pass’, that is meant to take effect nation-wide on the 1st January. The so-called “wiet pas”, a controversial new registration policy, was designed by the Dutch government to limit coffeeshop clientele and to ban foreign customers from buying cannabis, but […]