During rush hour on Wednesday morning, train passenger Mark found a large amount of on a train seat that seemed to have been left behind by another passenger.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, a 41-year-old weed planter learned on Sunday after he slapped his girlfriend.
Dozens of mayors in The Netherlands have come together to plead for a regulation of marijuana cultivation. They want to permit sale of the soft drug in coffeeshops, as well as the cultivation. In an interview with de Volkskrant, mayor Paul Depla of Heerlen outs hard criticism on the current cannabis policy in The Cabinet.
The PvdA in the Senate does not agree with Minister Ivo Opstelten's strict soft drugs policy, and will not cooperate on it. Senator Ter Horst wants the Minister to choose one region to test his idea of regulating and certifying marijuana cultivation for coffeeshops, an idea that the Minister has been against in favor of tackling criminality and nuisance instead.
Police shot a 43-year old suspect on Wednesday morning after a police chase on the Tatraweg in Tilburg. The man was wounded, and subsequently arrested.
The Lanaken city council has decided to tackle the drugs problem by using drones and heat sensing cameras to track down marijuana plantations. The work group also wants a cooperation action from within the euro region and the ability to execute 'morality investigations' into tenants.
Clothing shop Mika-Bella on the Herengracht in The Hague was discovered to contain a marijuana farm on Friday evening.
more than 100 party front-runners of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) have spoken out against the marijuana regulation.
In the northern provinces of the Netherlands, 675 marijuana farms have been seized in 2013.
The lack of control on marijauana sales means that foreigners are still able to buy weed at 85 percent of coffeeshops in the Netherlands, the NOS reports.
Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice, VVD), is against the idea of regulating marijuana cultivation, favoring the tackling of criminality and nuisance.
Arnoud van Doorn, Hague council member, party leader for the Islāmic Partij van de Eenheid (PvdE), and former PVV member, was sentenced to a 1,000 euro fine for selling weed to minors, leaking confidential information, and possession of a weapon. He also heard a conditional community service sentence of 40 hours against him.
Police in Brabant have dismantled eleven cannabis farms. Around 2700 plants have been confiscated, and six suspects have been arrested, including two Bulgarians.
Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten has to investigate what percentage of marijuana cultivation in the Netherlands is being used for export.
Philips recently stopped providing grow lights to marijuana farmers, now its employees are receiving daily threats from a big consumer.
35 mayors signed a "weed manifest Joint Regulation" earlier Friday, in Utrecht, reported press agency Novum. The mayors plead for regulated growing of weed.
It is a Thursday afternoon in March 2012. Herman just drove back from work when he noticed three large, nondescript vans near his driveway. Police officers were surrounding the 44-year-old’s home, and handfuls of curious neighbors were standing on the other side of the street.
On Wednesday, three Dutch coffee shops located in Maastricht went on trial for selling cannabis to foreigners.
A weed-like mayonnaise is now available in the Netherlands, food news site foodbeast announced.
The city council of Amsterdam wants to legalize the cultivation of weed. This should reduce criminality in the supply of coffee shops and because selling soft drugs is legal but growing isn’t, it would make Dutch legislation more logical.