UK Parliament Debates Cannabis

On Monday the 12th of October 2015, a historic debate on cannabis took place in British Parliament. Check out this report from Cannabis News Network, by Clark French.

Cannabis in Berlin: Illegal…or not?

In Germany the possession of cannabis is illegal. Even small amounts are prosecuted, but charges are usually dropped.

U Turn on Medical Cannabis in the European Union: Patient voices

The biggest change in cannabis policy is the acknowledgement of the medical benefits of the plant. Main progress in countries happens, when patients tell their story, their battle, their relief! People make the change. The Wild West of Cannabis On the 30th of November an International Conference on Medical Cannabis was held for the first time in the European […]

An end to the UN as we know it‏?

The United Nations’ drug conventions were recently discussed in Vienna by the Commission on Drugs and Crime. The results of this convention make it clear that, with regards to international laws regarding cannabis, the United Nations commission on drugs and crime is way behind despite a world-wide shift forwards. https://www.cannabisnewsnetwork.com/incb-un-ungass-vienna/ Even before the meeting, the […]

Undercover: Street dealers show failure of Dutch drugs policy

The Dutch drugs policy is undoubtedly failing! In the last 5 years, Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten has come up with several laws in order to stamp out the use of cannabis, and to reduce the nuisance of drug tourism in the southern provinces of the country.

A tribute to Howard ‘Mr Nice’ Marks (1945-2016)

The world has gotten a little less nicer today… Howard Marks (1945-2016), a.k.a. Mr Nice, has passed away at the age of 70.

Reefer Madness in Dutch Parliament | Cannabis News Network

For 40 years, the government has been turning a blind eye to the supply of cannabis to the famous Dutch coffee shops – until this week! A majority of MPs in The Netherlands now seem likely to back a draft legislation from the Liberal democratic party. The new law would regulate the cultivation of cannabis to supply […]

The CannaTest, shows what you don’t want to smoke

In the first episode of the CannaTest, we tested cannabis bought from street dealers in the south of the Netherlands, Belgium and France. This time, we test weed bought on the streets of three big European cities: Berlin (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Valencia (Spain). And the results are alarming!

Hans Kamperman: An Act of Love | Cannabis News Network

Note: English subtitles available. Hans Kamperman is fighting for the decriminalisation of cannabis. Since the beginning of 2018, he has been camping out in front of the parliament building in The Hague. The sad peak of his campaign was a failed suicide attempt. Many people believe that cannabis is legal in the Netherlands. However, this […]

Dutch system is failing its patients – Medicinal Cannabis as a Human Right | Part 3/4

Cannabis News Network is launching a miniseries on one of the hottest topics in cannabis regulation: the medicinal benefits of the plant and the struggle of patients to get access to it.