AMSTERDAM – For the ninth consecutive year the VOC (Union for the Abolition of Cannabis Prohibition) presents Cannabis Liberation Day, Holland’s biggest cannabis event, in Amsterdam’s beautiful Flevopark. This year’s program includes speakers from Spain, Canada, the USA and France. The date is Sunday June 11.
Since 2009 Cannabis Liberation Day has steadily grown to become the biggest and best known Dutch cannabis and hemp event, with visitors and media attention far beyond our borders. The formula: a free, family friendly protestival at a beautiful, green venue, with lots of information and entertainment and a careful balance between activism and commerce.
A new feature is the Cannabis University, a large tent with a full program of master classes, panel discussions and demonstrations about cannabis, featuring renowned speakers and experts, in collaboration with Cannabis News Network.
The Cannabis University will be presented by Cannabis News Network’s Steven Kompier; an experienced director, reporter and producer. In 2016 he presented the cannabis oil debate at Cannabis Liberation Day and recently he also presented the Cannabis Regulation Seminar in March 2017.
Entrance to Cannabis Liberation Day is free and all ages and nationalities are welcome. The event starts at 14:00 and ends at 22:00. Venue: Flevopark, Amsterdam, entrance Valentijnkade.
More information on the website: www.cannabisliberationday.org. For the complete Cannabis University Program, see below.
14.00-14.20: Cannabis News Network compilation
14.25-14.45: Masterclass Cannabis Career: Cannabinoïds and terpenes (NL)
14.50-15.10: Masterclass Wernard Bruining: making your own cannabis oil (NL or ENG)
15.15-15.35: Coffeeshop 2.0: Thijs Roes interviews Martin & Marcel Boerejongens (NL)
15.40-16.10: Panel debate 1: Medicinal cannabis in the Netherlands (NL) featuring Marian Hutten en Serge de Bruin, Freek Polak, Bart Hissink
16.25-16.45: Q & A / Live interview Michka (ENG, to be confirmed)
16.50-17.10: Q & A / Live interview Alan Dronkers: The Dutch weed war (ENG)
17.15-17.45: Panel debat 2: Regulation in the Netherlands: Risks and Opportunites (NL) featuring Bart Vollenberg, Rick Brand, Derrick Bergman
17.50-18.10: Q & A / Live interview Rick Simpson (ENG)
18.15-18.45: Panel debate 3: How to end prohibition: experiences abroad (ENG) featuring Sean Carney, Robert Veverka, James Burton, Clark French, Micha Knodt
18.50-19.10: Q & A / Live interview Ricardo Baca (ENG)
19.15-19.45: Panel debate 4: Cannabis Social Clubs (ENG) featuring Martin Barriuso, Greg de Hoedt, Rosaria Ricci, Michel Degens (TBC), Rinus Beintema
19.50-20.10: Masterclass Nicole Maalsté: Grass Poll (NL)
20.15-20.35: Masterclass Dabbing & concentrates Tan (Cannabis College) (ENG)
20.40-22.00: Documentary: Rolling Papers (80 minuten)