THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – In a historic vote, the Dutch Parliament voted today in favor of a law proposal, adding cannabis cultivation to it’s country famous tolerance policy: 77 voted in favor, 72 against. The bill will remove the grey area between illegal cultivation and licensed cannabis sale and will also introduce quality controls. The […]
Whereas the rest of the world is waking up to the idea of medicinal cannabis, medicinal cannabis patients in the Netherlands suffered another blow this week. Based on a study from the United States, Health Insurance Company Zilveren Kruis Achmea will no longer reimburse medicinal cannabis, reports Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad. It involves approximately 700 patients […]
Our team traveled earlier this year in September to Dublin, Ireland for The Global Medical Cannabis Summit: Advancements in the Age of Cannabis. The documentation and interviews led to a mini-series dubbed ‘Cannabis News Network Goes Green’. The first five parts are released as of writing on the Global Medical Cannabis Summit, medicinal cannabis giving back quality […]
At the court in The Hague this week, the testimony of witnesses in the case of the Tilburg’s coffeeshop pioneer Johan van Laarhoven begun. According to Steven Kompier of Cannabis News Network, who attended the hearings, the most important aspect has been left out in the mainstream media. Johan van Laarhoven, one of the first […]
Dutch researchers Piet Hein van Kempen and Masha Fedorova of Radboud University published their findings today, confirming what Cannabis News Network concluded earlier this year with a mini-series on (medicinal) cannabis as a human right. This new study follows the same outcome as the Mexican’s High Court’s decision to grand four activists to grow, transport […]
On Friday the 18th of March 2016 the renowned drug activist Joep Oomen unexpectedly passed away in his house in Antwerp. The cannabis community lost an icon who will be sorely missed.
AMSTERDAM, FEBRUARY 10 – In an historic turn of events, medicinal cannabis patient Rudolf Hillebrand can continue to grow his own, a Dutch judge ruled earlier today.
For our holiday special to be released this weekend, we traveled to India for a unique journey. A quest, to seek out why cannabis is considered a sacred plant and how it has been used, spiritually and medicinally.
SOUTH AFRICA – In South Africa, your life can swiftly descent into hell when you smoke cannabis. This is what happened to Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs. They lived their ordinary lives as television producers, where smokers and got caught.
Johan van Laarhoven is sentenced to 103 years in Thai prison, with a minimum of 20 years. His wife, Mingkwan Kaen-in, was sentenced to 68 years years for complicity, with a minimum of 12 years.