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Dutch ‘Tolerance Festival’ Will Bring Cannabis Activism to The Hague

Organizers are planning a massive event at the seat of Dutch government in order to pressure officials to expand the country's cannabis program.

Organizers Launch Grass Poll, Largest Cannabis Consumer Survey in Dutch History

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 Laws

For more than 20 years, the VVD has supported a repressive cannabis policy, blocking any effort to decriminalize cannabis production. No longer.

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.”

Meet the Woman Reinventing Dutch Coffeeshops

She's one of the most successful, innovative entrepreneurs in Dutch cannabis. And she's promising to shake up the industry.

Majority in Dutch Parliament Supports Legalizing Commercial Cultivation

A breakthrough alliance between political parties could finally fill gaping holes in policies around The Netherlands' famous cannabis coffeeshops.

Meet Holland’s Best Known (Illegal) Cannabis Farmer

Doede De Jong is fighting a longtime paradox in the Netherlands that allows cannabis sales at coffeeshops but prohibits cultivation.

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.

5 Myths About Cannabis and Coffeeshops in the Netherlands

Millions of tourists visit Dutch coffeeshops every year, but most have no clue about the complicated and paradoxical legal status of the plant.

With Cannabis Cup Gone, Two New Dutch Cannabis Competitions Emerge

In the post-High Times Cup era, two new cannabis competitions have emerged: the Elite Cup, in Amsterdam, and the Homegrown Cup, held in the southern city of Eindhoven.

Rules Loosened on Utrecht Cannabis Coffeeshops, Part of Growing Push for Dutch Reform

Forty years of cannabis policy in the Netherlands has led to an almost unworkable situation for coffeeshops. In Utrecht, it's getting better.

Are Tourists Allowed in Dutch Coffeeshops? The Strange Tale of the ‘Weed Pass’

When it comes to selling cannabis to foreigners, the pendulum of public acceptance in the Netherlands keeps on swinging.

Where to Buy Cannabis in Europe? Coffeeshops vs. Cannabis Social Clubs

There are two predominant ways cannabis is legally distributed in Europe. Which works best?

Holland’s Former Prime Minister Was the Guest of Honor at the Country’s Biggest Cannabis Event

Forty years ago, Dries van Agt introduced the country’s famous policy of cannabis tolerance.

Why Belgians Urge You to ‘Pull Your Plant’

Sparked by one man's novel idea, Belgium's Cannabis Social Club movement is small but strong-willed. Can it survive the latest government scrutiny?

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