Barcelona’s Crackdown on Cannabis Social Clubs Backfires

Cannabis News Network reports on the sudden launch of a crackdown on Barcelona Cannabis Social Clubs, initiated by the mayor of the Catalan capital Xavier Trias.

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.

Landmark ruling for cannabis grower Doede de Jong

Dutch judges do not punish famous ideological cannabis grower. On Thursday the 29th of October, famous Dutch cannabis grower Doede de Jong was found guilty of cultivating cannabis, but without receiving a punishment! A truly historic moment for the Dutch and international cannabis communities, of which Cannabis News Network made a report.

Cannabis in India: Inside India’s Holy Men – Cannabis News Network

“I think people need to be educated to the fact that cannabis is not a drug. Cannabis is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?” (Willie Nelson / Musician, Writer, […]

Government Interference – Medicinal Cannabis as a Human Right | Part 1/4

Cannabis News Network launches 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!

Cannabis and the United Nations: Last Chance for Relevance?

Once pushing for a Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, nowadays the United States is the main violator of the 1961 treaty. In April this year, in New York, the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, UNGASS, is going to reevaluate this convention.

NYC Cannabis Parade 2016 – Global Marijuana March

On Saturday the 7th of May 2016 New York city celebrated its annual Global Marijuana March, called the NYC Cannabis Parade. Cannabis News Network was there to interview some key speakers, and to sample the atmosphere of the parade with an on-the-spot report.

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 […]

Patients take control – Medicinal Cannabis as a Human Right | Part 4/4

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. Are cannabis prohibition and badly organized regulations for medicinal cannabis keeping patients away from such a promising medicine? No, not at all! Many […]

What’s Next After New Dutch Cannabis Cultivation Bill? | Cannabis News Network

In a landmark decision, the lower House of the Dutch parliament voted earlier this week in favor of adding cannabis cultivation to it’s famous tolerance policy. A move that would decriminalize the supply aspect of the coffeeshops. The bill would exempt professional growers working within certain conditions from punishment, creating a closed system from the […]