Cannabis College 10th Anniversary

12 11 2008

Sunday 23rd of November until Tuesday 2nd of December 2008

The Cannabis College has been open for ten years. Together with the Hash Marijuana Hemp Museum they are organising some unique festivities that should not be missed!

Sunday 23rd November 2008
Hemp Festival 12.00 – 20.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 124, 130 en 148, Amsterdam
Street musicians and open air demonstrations displaying the environmentally friendly uses of Industrial Hemp. 17th century farmers demonstrating traditional Hemp trades and handicrafts.
Join In! Sit behind a spinning wheel and make your own Hemp wristband.
Sample! Try some tasty Hemp food and drinks.

Special Guest 3.00 – 4.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 124, Amsterdam
Saint Nicholas Prem and his helper Seed-Pete will sail down the canal handing out bags of cannabis seeds to all, until they’ve gone.

Cannabis Cultuurprijs 5.00 – 6.00 pm. OZ Achterburgwal 124, Amsterdam
The Cannabis Culture Prize 2008 (initiated by the Hash Marijuana Hemp Museum) will be presented to the poet Simon Vinkenoog, for his ode to Cannabis.

Hemp Gallery Grand Opening 6.00 – 8.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 130, Amsterdam
This special gallery has a unique collection of Hemp related antiques and art works. Original works from artists including; Mondriaan, Van Ostade, David Teniers and Adriaan Brouwer.

Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th November 2008
War on Drugs Film Festival 1.00 – 10.30 pm Barndesteeg 6/B, Amsterdam
A premier for Amsterdam with spectacular international films.

Hemp Gallery 10.00 am – 10.00 pm Barndesteeg 6/B, Amsterdam
Demonstrations of old handicrafts from 10.00am till 4.00pm. Delicious Hemp food and drinks.

Tuesday 25th November 2008
Cannabis College Birthday Party 6.00 – 9.00 pm OZ Achterburgwal 124, Amsterdam
A celebration to give thanks to all those who have helped the Cannabis College through the years. Music, laughter and lots of smoke!

Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December 2008
Cannabis Tribunal 9.00 am – 5.30 pm Nieuwspoort, Lange Poten 10, Den Haag
Finally legalize or ban Cannabis completely? The Cannabis Tribunal will try to answer this question in six ‘hearings’. Information at:

OZ Achterburgwal 124
1012 DT Amsterdam
(020) 423 44 20

10 year anniversary Cannabis College

20 10 2008

From Sunday the 23rd until Tuesday the 25th of November the Cannabis College in cooperation with the Hash, marijuana and Hemp museum will organise a Hemp event in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the Cannabis College.

Both the Cannabis college and the Hash, Marijuana and Hemp museum are located in the heart of Amsterdam at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

The Cannabis College was opened its doors in 1998 when Henk Poncin and a few members of a group known as the “Green Prisoners Release” decided to create a public information centre regarding all the beneficial aspects of the beautiful Cannabis sativa L. plant.

Next to the open air demonstrations of the many environmentally friendly applications of hemp there will be performances by various street musicians and on Sunday the 23rd the Hash, Marijuana and Hemp museum will award the Cannabis Culture Prize to the Dutch poet Simon Vinkenoog for his song in praise of cannabis and to the ex- prime minister Dries van Agt who is the founder of the current Dutch cannabis policy.

Right after the award ceremony there is the official opening of the hemp gallery at the oudezijds Achterburgwal 130 (right next to the cannabis college). Here you can admire an exposition of hemp related art and antiques. This includes original works by van Ostade, David Teniers, Adriaan Brouwer and Piet Mondriaan.

Check out the Cannabis College website for more information.

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