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Detained in Thailand, Cannabis Coffeeshop Pioneer Asks Dutch King for Rescue

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.”

Pressure Mounts as Dutch Coffeeshop Pioneer Languishes in Thai Prison

Johan van Laarhoven faces a 103-year jail sentence in Thailand despite never having committed a crime in that country.

New Research Sheds Light on Cannabis’s Bronze Age Roots

Researchers at Berlin's Free University have been able to dig up new information about the role of cannabis among ancient civilizations.