Really noticed how down I have been since the news, on Saturday, that the right wing Dutch government has turned back the clock 40 years by criminalising skunk, strong cannabis.
Amazing that after leading the way in decriminalising and tolerating the personal use of cannabis they have now decided that if the THC is stronger than 15 % it’s now illegal.
Couldn’t believe my ears when I heard, however this news is not so surprising, considering the composition of this right wing government.
The Coalition Government is: the VVD: Peoples Party for Freedom and Democracy, the Christian Democratic Alliance, PVV: Party for Freedom.
They are also supported by the SGP:The Reformed Political Party (Dutch: Staatkundig Gereformeerde Partij, SGP).
It is no wonder that the right wing government knowing they are restricted in what they can do have decided to go for the coffee shops.
They made an arbitrary decision that strong cannabis, called skunk will now be reclassified as a class A drug, along with Ecstasy and Heroin, suddenly it became illegal.
A strange decision as this country makes a lot of money from cannabis, from tourists coming here to enjoy the coffee shops.
This decision is like the Netherlands scoring an own goal in the World Cup, tourists will now go to other countries instead like Portugal, guaranteed warm weather and cannabis.