Tag: Netherlands

Report Reveals Europe’s Cannabis and Cocaine Capitals, Dutch Cities Reign Supreme

March 22, 2024 · High Times

A new report reveals the cities in Europe with the highest concentrations of cannabis and cocaine use, based on sewage surveys. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Dutch cities including Amsterdam and Rotterdam took home some of the top spots for the cities with the highest concentrations of cocaine and cannabis use, respectively, and ranked high in several other categories.  Spanning the course of a week during spring 2023, a team of researchers tested the water in sewage treatment plants in 88 cities in 24 European… Read more.

Red Light Holland targets U.S. market with new mushroom sales arm

January 25, 2024 · Green Market Report

Red Light Holland plans on coming to America. The company is launching a new branch called SR Wholesale North America to sell mushrooms “if and when regulations permit,” according to the company’s statement. The new wholesale arm will work with Ontario-based partner farms to offer a variety of fresh mushrooms as it builds out a sales pipeline in the region. “Our AEM Partners, Holburne and F&R Mushroom farms, have a proven track record of delivering top-quality mushrooms, and we are confident… Read more.

Back to Amsterdam

January 6, 2024 · High Times

Gezellig is a fantastic Dutch word that encompasses a whole mood and defies translation. I think it means a combination of things: the warm feeling of belonging, being in the right place at the perfect time, surrounded by the most genial company. You hear the word a lot in Amsterdam; the concept of gezellig is at the heart of Dutch culture. Finding the sweet moment, relaxing into it, being as cozy and comfortable as possible… it’s a prescription for any stressed-out modern soul.… Read more.

Marijuana Legalization Advancements In Several Countries Were Among The Biggest International Cannabis News Stories Of 2023

December 28, 2023 · Marijuana Moment

Beyond major marijuana developments in the U.S. at the federal and state levels this year, momentum for drug policy reform continued to build across many parts of the globe in 2023. From the issuance of the first licenses in the European Union for nonprofit cannabis associations to the EU’s largest economy taking steps toward legalizing marijuana for adults, a number of countries, especially in Europe and South America, marked drug reform milestones in the past year. Yet 2023 also saw a rash of… Read more.

Dutch cannabis pilot startup phase to launch in December, over 3 years late

September 30, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

A startup phase for a pilot program to allow limited cultivation and distribution of adult-use cannabis in the Netherlands is set to launch in December with only two cultivators, the Dutch government disclosed in a letter to Parliament. The program, which is supposed to involve 10 cannabis cultivators supplying dozens of stores, had originally been intended to launch in 2020. “The cabinet has decided that the (startup) phase of the closed coffee shop chain experiment will start on December 15, 2023,” according… Read more.

Barney’s Farm Cannabis Seeds Launch in US

September 7, 2023 · Cannabis Now

If you’re an enthusiast of top-quality cannabis seeds, we’ve got some fantastic news for you. The renowned cannabis seed bank Barney’s Farm launched their USA website www.barneysfarm.us in this past May. This marks a new era for cannabis enthusiasts nationwide, as they can now access the finest seeds, straight from the source. And with all seeds shipped from their USA warehouse based in Illinois, you can expect quick delivery to any state. Let’s explore the history of Barney’s Farm, the reasons behind… Read more.

Did You Know You Can’t Smoke Weed in Amsterdam’s Red Light District Anymore?

June 2, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Amsterdam's renowned Red Light District witnessed the dawn of a new era on Thursday as a ban on smoking cannabis on the streets came into force. This significant development is a critical component of a comprehensive city-wide initiative spearheaded by Mayor Femke Halsema, aimed at enhancing the overall livability of this famous district for its residents and workers. By implementing this ban, the city intends to address the concerns and challenges associated with the prevalent cannabis culture and create a… Read more.

Cannabis growers eye AI, other digital tools to improve crops and boost productivity

May 8, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

Cannabis growers are looking closely at mainstream agricultural technology to gain a new level of precision cultivation that employs everything from artificial intelligence and augmented reality to robots and drones. The goals: better-quality cannabis, lower labor costs and improved productivity. Over the past few years, a host of AI-powered solutions have emerged to address: Cannabis growing methods, or protocols. Day-to-day labor savings. Growth-rate tracking. Yield forecasting. Inventory management. Profitability management. These are typically digital sensor-based systems managed by various platforms – Aroya,… Read more.