Arjan Roskam, the creator of the award-winning marijuana blend named “Arjan’s Haze,” has dozens of pictures of celebrity visitors on the wall of his coffee shop in Amsterdam. He’s got Eminem, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Mike Tyson—but so far, unfortunately, not a single White House drug czar.
While new plans in the Netherlands to further liberalise its drug policies have met with great support within the country, its neighbours look on in horror
Cannabis bars in the Rotterdam region have joined forces in a sector organisation. They want to lobby for a uniform national drugs policy.
To most of the outside world, it is known as the dull Dutch market town where the treaty that created the European Union was signed in 1992. Small wonder then, that the bulk of Maastricht’s foreign visitors come not for the history, but for the abundance of Amsterdam-style “coffee shops” selling marijuana.
THE jailing of a Liverpool cannabis cafe owner should serve as a warning to others, police said today.
THE owner of a Liverpool cannabis cafe, who ignored police demands to close down, was today jailed.
The final death knell for an alleged cannabis cafe has sounded as demolition teams arrived to tear it down.
Police in Penzance describe it as an “Amsterdam” style cafe, serving illegal drugs to children as young as 13.
Maastricht would like to keep tokers out of the town center
Paul Wilhelm speaks about marijuana the way a vintner might discuss wine. He talks of aroma, taste and texture, of flowering periods, the pros and cons of hydroponic cultivation.
The Dutch have long been famous for their tolerant attitude to cannabis. But now they are re-examining their approach, because millions of European “drugs tourists” are heading to the Netherlands to do what they cannot do at home, the BBC’s Mike Donkin reports.
One town in the Netherlands has become a magnet for smokers from around Europe. But now the council has had enough.
An infamous cannabis cafe was shut down yesterday after it was repossessed.
A cafe in West Sussex where it is believed cannabis was sold has been repossessed by police on behalf of bailiffs and the owners.
WORTHING’S last cannabis café has reopened just days after police shut it down. Up to 40 officers used a huge saw and cutting gear to force through two 5in-thick reinforced doors to get into the Amsterdam-style café in Victoria Road, Worthing, on August 11.
WORTHING’S last cannabis café has reopened just days after police shut it down.
Sussex’s last cannabis cafe was shut down after a dramatic siege involving more than 40 police
Cannabis users in the Netherlands, home to a $300 million legal industry in the drug, are seeking to save money amid the highest unemployment rate since 1996 by growing their own marijuana instead of buying rolled joints.
Tolerated cannabis cafés, or so-called ‘coffee shops’, are often run by criminals. The total number of ‘coffee shops’ in the Netherlands is decreasing, according to studies sent to the Lower House yesterday by Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner.
Tourists hoping to buy a cannabis joint in Dutch coffee shops could be in for a rude awakening this year under a test plan to curb drug tourism.
THE owner of Merseyside’s first cannabis cafe will appear in court accused of a drug offence.
LIVERPOOL’S cannabis cafe has won over local residents who were furious when the ECHO revealed its existence.
Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner has denied a difference of opinion between himself and Democratic Reform Minister Alexander Pechtold over the coalition government’s soft drugs policy.