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04.27.12 Bucky Turco

Last year, dickish conservative politicians in the Netherlands announced their plan to restrict foreigners from the best thing the nation has to offer: high quality cannabis cafes. [An employee who shall remain hyphenated protests that the Van Gogh museum is worth a visit. She has been fired. –Ed.] This would be disastrous for cities like […]

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04.18.12 Joseph Schulhoff

Coffee shop owners in the Netherlands took to the courts to oppose a measure that would make weed purchasing a “locals only” thing. The law, passed last year but not yet enacted, would require coffee shops that sell weed to issue membership cards to Dutch residents only. Each shop would also be limited to 2,000 […]

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11.26.10 Marina Galperina

While we’re picking between pronoscans and grope-downs, people of the Netherlands are laughing up this TSA thing at the STRP art fest with Marnix de Nijs’s installation The Physiognomic Scrutinizer. As you proceed through the scanner, the computer matches your mug to 1 of 250 notorious personalities in its database — serial killers, celebrity druggies, etc. […]

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12.21.09 Will Sherman

A spray painted goat stares at two of the myriad goats slaughtered at Dutch farms to fight Q fever, or Goat Flu as it’s known. |BBC| Photo by REUTERS/Michael Kooren […]

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09.03.09 Bucky Turco

With all the weed-stocked coffee shops dotting the country, you’d assume that Dutch police would know the difference between the kind of cannabis that gets you high and hemp, the male plant that sucks for smoking, but is great for fuel, fiber, and a million other things. Not so. Officers descended on what they thought […]

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07.03.09 Will Sherman

A Dutch arts official is making Dwight Newton, the former Brooklyn Museum employee accused of stealing $600k, look like a real amateur crook. Clemens Kahmann, the former finance head for the Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (Fonds BKVB), is on the run following the discovery that he stole nearly $22 million from the […]

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05.27.09 Bucky Turco

Like the FBI, the DEA often uses erroneous data and scare tactics to argue against legalizing weed in the United States. They falsely characterize how the liberal policies adopted by the Netherlands have transformed that nation into an oasis of crime and drug abuse, even publishing bogus shit like this on their website: “The increasing […]

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