Dutchman René Barendse sues himself over 5 cannabis plants

On the 30th of November, René Barendse stood trial for a case against himself over 5 cannabis plants. This sounds odd for a couple of reasons. Firstly, isn’t cannabis legal in The Netherlands? And second, how and why would you sue yourself? Isn’t cannabis legal in the Netherlands? To begin with the situation in the […]

Medicinale Cannabis: De Stand van Zaken | Cannabis University 2018

Een discussie over de rol van Social Clubs en eigen kweek in verhouding tot de grote bedrijven m.b.t. medicinale cannabis in Nederland. Opgenomen tijdens Cannabis Bevrijdingsdag 2018, met: Rinus Beintema (Suver Nuver) EN: With the opening of the first Suver Nuver Medical Social Club in Leeuwarden in October 2015, Rinus Beintema started a movement that […]

De Waanzin van de Speekseltest Deel 2 | Roadside Drug Testing Pt. 2 | Cannabis News Network

Cannabis News Network presents an exclusive multi-part series about the insanity of the saliva test in Dutch, English subtitles.

Hans Kamperman: An Act of Love

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.

Former Dutch Prime Minister Receives Cannabis Award | Cannabis News Network

This man is responsible for the decriminalisation of cannabis and the Dutch coffeeshop system. Former Prime Minister Dries van Agt! He received an award from the Dutch coffeeshop owners for introducing the tolerance policy, dividing ‘soft’ from ‘hard’ drugs. The (Koos Zwart) Award is given to those who are at the front-line of the struggle […]

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 […]

Another Dutch Health Insurance Company Excludes Medicinal Cannabis

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 […]

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 […]

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.