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Dries van Agt

Former Prime Minister, Dries van Agt smoked his very fist joint at the age of 86 on Wednesday. Despite introducing the cannabis tolerance policy in the Netherlands as Minister of Justice in 1976, Van Agt never actually tried weed himself, the association of Dutch coffeeshops PCN said on its site. Read more…

Koos Zwart Award

Koos Zwart

Koos Zwart (Amsterdam 1947–2014) was a Dutch cannabis activist. He advocated for the Dutch tolerance policy, which would be shaped in part by his mother, who was Minister of Health. In the 1970s and 1980s, Zwart would read the ‘market reports’ every Saturday on national radio in a show called Read more…