The Cannabis Culture Awards 2012 – opening the debate about cannabis

15 05 2012

Cannabis Culture Award winner 2012 Thorvald Stoltenberg:

‘Hope is almost as important as life itself’

During a festive and moving ceremony, the Cannabis Culture Awards 2012 were awarded on April 26th in Amsterdam. Two former statesmen, Mr. Thorvald Stoltenberg, former minister of Defense of Norway and Mr. Dries van Agt, former Prime minister of the Netherlands, expressed their hope for a future without cannabis prohibition. ‘Hope is almost as important as life itself’, said Stoltenberg, after accepting the Cannabis Culture Award on behalf of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

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Here is a short video report of the Award ceremony:





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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