The Stoned Society
1 june 2015
Earlier today around 9.30 in the morning, 4 police officers and one employee of Kusters Facilities busted the office of Dutch cannabis legalization NGO VOC Nederland in Eindhoven. A total of seven (7) cannabis plants were removed and taken.
The police officers had authorization on paper on them and said that they had received several reports that at the registered address of the Union for the Abolition of Cannabis Prohibition “a cannabis plantation” had been established. Two officers conducted a search of the entire building, also home address of VOC secretary and spokesman Derrick Bergman. In the backyard, the police officers found on two side tables seven cannabis plants from 10 to 15 centimeters in height. Bergman refused to renounce the plants, but the agents nevertheless went out of their pots, assisted by the staff of Kusters Facilities.
“I’m really perplexed” says VOC secretary Derrick Bergman in a first reaction. “For over 20 years, every summer I had a few plants in my backyard. I start with seeds, half of them could be useless male plants. Over the years, several agents have been over who never made any issue of my plants. So much police deployment for seven tiny plants; it proves that the struggle we have with VOC is clearer than ever. ”
A remarkable fact is that the two police officers who carried out the search of the plants in the garden left the plants initially. Only after the intervention of the female cop, the officers again went into the garden to remove the plants from their pots. One of the officers took a flyer of Cannabis Liberation Day, the annual event free of VOC, receiving, but later gave it back to Bergman’s wife, who was present at the raid.
The production team of Cannabis Liberation Day is since this morning in search of a cannabis plant for the traditional spot right on the main stage. The plant was designed for the purpose has been seized in the police raid.