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Outrage In The Netherlands: Top Officials Manipulated Cannabis Research To Halt Legalization

If you thought cannabis legalization in the Netherlands was a free and easy nonevent, you best think again. In 2015, Dutch TV journalist Bas Haan reported on a secret deal between a hash dealer and the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. This shock exposé forced then-Minister Ivo Opstelten, a member of the conservative People’s […]

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Pass The Dutchie: New Netherlands Coalition Government Backs Legalized Cannabis Production — Finally

The new government of the Netherlands will begin experiments with regulated cannabis production for coffee shops in as many as 10 districts. The plan marks a fundamental move toward legalization, following two decades of perpetually repressive cannabis policies in the northwestern Europe country. This new Dutch coalition is an unlikely combination of four parties, including […]

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