GASPAR FRAGA – IN MEMORIAM

26 10 2009

Gaspar Fraga GonzálezOctober 17th 2009 saw the end of one of the most significant contributions to the antiprohibitionist fronts in Spain and Europe of the past decade. Gaspar Fraga González, founder and director of Cañamo magazine, shed his mortal coil and peacefully departed on his final trip, surrounded by his loved ones, at the age of 65. His long battle with cancer had broken his body, but not his will. As the Commander of the Cañamo vessel, he stood at the helm until the very end, inspiring those around him with his strength and determination in the face of adversity. His remains were put to rest in his beloved city of Barcelona to the music of his also beloved Frank Zappa and the adulations of the many present. He is survived by his two wifes, Sara and Mari Carmen, his daughter Lidia, two grandchildren, and many loving friends.

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Antonio Maria Costa just refuses to answer the question!

14 09 2009

Just over a year ago we brought you a spectacular video of ENCOD´s Frederick Polak, trying in vain to get a very relevant question answered by UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa.

Here’s the follow-up;  Costa reportedly went to Amsterdam to see for himself, yet still manages to avoid the question and tell blatant lies:

For those who didn’t see the original post; here’s the link to it:

Costa vs Polak





Top Cannabis resources on the internet

9 12 2008

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We have compiled a list of what we feel are the top 8 online resources about cannabis on the internet. Every single one of these sites offers quality information on your favourite herb. There is so much information on this subject that even the most experienced canna-enthusiast can learn something new.

Comprehensive website with lots of information cannabis. This website offers a lot of information on other drugs too. The link above is directly to the cannabis section of erowid.

The website of the European Coalition for just and effective drugs policies offers lots of information the drug policies of the various European countries with an emphasis on the policies on cannabis.

A list of articles on Cannabis written by all sorts of people, academics and regular folks, with some very interesting views on this topic. Composed by Dr. Lester Greenspoon.

The website of the Hemp Industries Association. A lot of info on the industrial applicability of Hemp. A comprehensive list of facts, research papers and frequently asked question about Hemp.

A NGO who have published soem very interesting research papers on drugs in general and Cannabis in particular. Try searching for cannabis in the search box at the top right of this site.

A non profit organisation based in the heart of Amsterdam’s Red light District. They recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and hopefully will be informing people about cannabis for many years to come.

A website fighting for Marijuana law reforms. With their blog and FAQ section they really have quite a large information databse on all kinds of marijuana related news and insights. Most of the material on this website has a political background.

German website with information on medicinal marijuana in six different languages.

If you feel that there are some other websites that deserve a place in this list or are simply also interesting to visit, don’t be shy and send us a message or dump the link in the comments below.





Cannabis Tribunal

21 10 2008

On Monday the first and Tuesday the second of December, the Cannabis college in cooperation with the “drug policy foundation” (stichting drugsbeleid) and ENCOD are organising the Cannabis tribunal at the international press centre in the Hague.

The main question these public hearings will be focusing on is; What is going to happen with the Dutch cannabis policy after almost 30 years of semi-decriminalisation?

The Cannabis Tribunal will consist out of six public hearings and a closing debate. Every hearing will be concluded by two speakers who both have a different point of view on the discussed matter.

The topics that will be discussed are;

  1. The future of the Coffeeshop
  2. Medicinal cannabis
  3. The role of the media
  4. The future of Hemp
  5. The Dutch drugs policy in an international perspective
  6. The rationale behind the cannabis prohibition

The goal of these public hearings is to start a nationwide debate discussing the reasons why there is such a thing as the cannabis prohibition and how the Dutch government can improve the current situation.

For more information please visit cannabistribunaal.nl (dutch)





Costa vs Polak

25 06 2008

This particular video features ENCOD´s Frederick Polak, trying in vain to get a very relevant question answered by UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa.

Apparently Costa is only open to a debate if you don’t ask him any difficult questions..








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