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Dutch cannabis pioneer returns home after 5 years in Thai prisonDerrick Bergman - Published on January 18, 2020Read more
His wife’s still in prison, but Johan van Laarhoven is back home and ready to fight an overreaching prosecutor.
Inside a Secret Dutch Cannabis CompetitionDerrick Bergman - Published on January 13, 2017Read more
After High Times left in 2014, a number of smaller events emerged to fill the void. The Homegrown Cup was different from the start.
Despite Growing Demand, Dutch Health Insurers Dropping Cannabis CoverageDerrick Bergman - Published on January 9, 2017Read more
One of the biggest health insurers in the Netherlands announced last month that it will stop covering medical cannabis treatment.
Dutch ‘Tolerance Festival’ Will Bring Cannabis Activism to The HagueDerrick Bergman - Published on December 5, 2016Read more
Organizers are planning a massive event at the seat of Dutch government in order to pressure officials to expand the country’s cannabis program.
At European Parliament Conference on Medical Cannabis, Ireland Takes Center StageDerrick Bergman - Published on December 2, 2016Read more
One member of European Parliament called for legalization of medical cannabis across the continent.
Organizers Launch Grass Poll, Largest Cannabis Consumer Survey in Dutch HistoryDerrick Bergman - Published on November 29, 2016Read more
A roving team of pollsters dressed in bright yellow sweaters is conducting a survey to help inform the country’s policy debate. Tell them what you think.
Largest Dutch Political Party Wants to Overhaul Cannabis LawsDerrick Bergman - Published on November 21, 2016Read more
For more than 20 years, the VVD has supported a repressive cannabis policy, blocking any effort to decriminalize cannabis production. No longer.
Why Europe Can’t Legalize Cannabis Like the USDerrick Bergman - Published on November 7, 2016Read more
How are citizens supposed to change an issue most politicians don’t want to touch?
Mysterious After-Hours Shootings Target Amsterdam’s CoffeeshopsDerrick Bergman - Published on November 3, 2016Read more
The city has shuttered the shops that have been fired at, raising concerns among some that municipal policy may be fueling an industry turf war.
Detained in Thailand, Cannabis Coffeeshop Pioneer Asks Dutch King for RescueDerrick Bergman - Published on October 24, 2016Read more
Johan van Laarhoven, who faces a 103-year sentence in Thailand, has written a letter to Dutch King Willem-Alexander pleading to be freed from “this Thai hell.”