We are proud to present our proposal, addressed to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the governments of the Members States represented in the European Council, related to cannabis use for recreational purposes and the decriminalization of minor offences related to illicit drugs. The proposal defines the opportunities the European Union has to regulate […]
This year’s Cultiva took place from 11th to 13th October 2019. But this time with less enthusiasm. This can be attributed to increased police controls, which affected almost 200 trade fair visitors this year. Hemp, a versatile plant that has been in great demand for more than 4,000 years, has been enjoying increasing popularity in […]
Herewith Encod proudly presents the first list of European Cannabis Social Clubs
By Joep Oomen
Cannabis Social Clubs are set up to protect the rights of cannabis consumers and producers and help establish cannabis policies that benefit society as a whole. Cannabis Social Clubs consist of members, adult citizens who organise the cultivation of a limited amount of cannabis to satisfy their personal needs. Thus a closed circuit is established […]
FOR THE RECOGNITION OF A MODEL BASED ON (AMONG OTHERS) SOLIDARITY AND SELF MANAGEMENT 1 September 2014
Cannabis Social Clubs can be found in many countries, but the term often covers very different empirical realities. Inspired by the Spanish CSCs and similarly taking advantage of a grey area in the Belgian cannabis legislation, Belgian cannabis activists set up the first Belgian CSC in 2006, and there are now at least 5 Belgian […]
19 August 2014 by Laura Secourun Palet Gabriela walks into a large, dimly lit apartment, goes to a counter, buys a bag of sativa and sits on the sofa with her friends, joint in hand, like in Amsterdam. Except this is not Amsterdam. This is Barcelona, and the open sale of marijuana is illegal.
4 August 2014 By Ashifa Kassam Catalonia’s public health agency has proposed strict new measures to regulate cannabis clubs in the region, amid claims that Barcelona is on its way to rivalling Amsterdam as a smoker’s haven.
6 march 2014 By Micha Germany is a country characterised by associations and clubs