host picture

Bookmark and Share

Dutch marijuana policy not so tolerant, says activist

Medical marijuana patient Kevin Brown smells marijuana available at The Apothecarium Medical Cannabis Dispensary in San Francisco, Dec. 15, 2011. (Jeff Chiu/Associated Press)
Since the mid-1970s pot has been openly sold in "coffee shops" around the Netherlands, but Dutch authorities are not necessarily as tolerant of marijuana as it might seem.

This month, the government began cracking down on the sale of marijuana to foreigners.

Derrick Bergman is the co-founder of the Dutch non-profit organization, the Society for the Abolition of Canabis Prohibition.

He spoke with Daybreak host Chris Walker by Skype in Eithoven, the Netherlands.
Download Flash Player to view this content.

Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.