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Cannabis activist and entrepreneur, Not Van Schaik, with cannabis plants in background.
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Coffeeshop entrepreneur, Nol van Schaik, passes away

By Chris Bovey Coffeeshop entrepreneur and cannabis activist, Nol van Schaik, unexpectedly passed away in Spain last weekend at the age of 65. Nol was a larger than life character who ran a number of certified coffeeshops in Haarlem under…
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Study shows teen pot usage has gone down in states that have legalised.

By Chris Bovey Cannabis legalisation in the USA does not appear to increase teen usage and may have the opposite effect, a new US study suggests. Researchers examined survey data on substance use collected from 1.4 million adolescents…
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Dutch cannabis experiment without progress

By Chris Bovey The Dutch government voted in favour of starting trials with a regulated supply chain for the coffeeshops. Cannabis, while technically not legal in The Netherlands, its sale has been tolerated since the 1970s in licensed…