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Arjan Roskam gets Richard Branson to make a joint statement against the new controversial soft drugs policy in The Netherlands.


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Barcelona, 10th of May 2012.

Richard Branson was in Barcelona on Wednesday to accept the Cannabis Culture Award on behalf of The Global Commission on Drugs Policy and to move the debate on the war on drugs forward. Mr. Branson, the owner/founder of Virgin, met with cannabis business entrepreneurs / activists, Arjan Roskam (Strainhunters.com), Ben Dronkers (Sensiseeds.com), Todd McCormick and Henk de Vries (TheBulldog.com) at the newly opened Hash Marijuana and Hemp Museum in Barcelona.

The Cannabis Culture Awards are an initiative of the owner/founder of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Ben Dronkers. The Dutch Cannabis Entrepreneur created the awards to reward people working towards ending the prohibition of cannabis around the world.

During a Q&A session with Richard Branson, Arjan Roskam asked if he would be willing to put out a official statement to the Dutch government, asking them to re-think their newly introduced tourist ban in Cannabis Coffeeshops. He replied: “As an individual member of the commission, I think that the move by the Dutch Government was very much mistaken and I will talk to the Global (Drug) Commision and see if we can’t put out a statement, a very strong statement saying how big a mistake it was .”

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Check the video @ 0:51 seconds where Richard Branson answers Arjan's question.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_UtLozzqu4

For more information about the newly opened Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Barcelona and the Cannabis Culture Awards visit:

http://hashmuseum.co...ards/organizers

For more information about Arjan Roskam, Strain Hunters and Green House Seed Company visit:

http://www.greenhouseseeds.nl

For more information about Henk de Vries (the founder of the first cannabis cofffeeshop in the world) visit:

http://www.thebulldog.com

For pictures and information about long time cannabis activist Todd McCormick visit:

http://www.hemp.xxx


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niiice, if i had new i might have been going to barcelona to see this must have been a great time :)

Let's hope this will end up in something

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even if nothing comes of this just the fact that the word it getting to big people is pretty cool we need more people like arjan who have the power to get the word of injustice and oppression of this beautiful beautiful plant to people in high places

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It's great that such powerful and well known people like Richard join our fight against the ignorance and stupidity. And although I've learned about Arjan's activity in that area just recently, I'm very thankful for what he is doing. Thank you very much man, and I hope to smoke some joint with you some day!

Perhaps during Cannafest in Prague this year? :)

Salud!

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Thank you for entering me in your beautiful hunter family.

I am so HAPPY WHILE ENTERING IN THE FAMILY.

thank you once again.

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I THINK THIS IS ONE OF A KIND IN OUR HISTORY AS A DISCISION HAS BEEN MADE TO EXSPRESS TO THE POWERS TO BE ,IS THAT WE AS HUMAN BEINGS ARE FINALLY GETTING OUR POSSIBLE SURE FREEDOM FROM DECADES OF OPRESSION.

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good shit, Richard Branson has for a longtime been a supporter of legalized cannabis. if I remember rightly he even registered the patent in the UK for pre-rolled joints some year's ago. Keep up the good work guy's Free The Weed!

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I have huge respect for Richard Branson, and Arjan Roskam, for taking a stand against this backward step in what was perhaps the most progressive country in the world for cannabis use...a safe and non-addictive medicinal and recreational drug.

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United we must stand - find working alternatives to current drug policies. Time for the non-sense to stop! it the 21st century & each of our vote counts.

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Whilst its good to have high-profile people involved - they still need to be properly educated.....Branson and the committee still use the super strength skunk wording etc - which is wrong and harmful to the cause.

People unfamiliar with the truth of cannabis are still easily swayed by scary wording and media created names, definitions etc

People need to know that strong weed hasnt only come from human intervention of breeding......and just because some of it wasnt in circa in certain countries in the hippy era does not mean it didnt exist!

It is this very misinformed approach and use of wrong terms that wont do many favours......

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ALL GOVERNMENTS RULE UNTO THEIR OWN DEMISE, BECAUSE THEY DIDNT LISTEN TO THEIR PEOPLE.... THEY ONLY WANTED TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE.... FREEDOM VS CONTROL.... and theres way way more of us than them....

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in a ideal and logical world cannabis would be free and accepted as a miracle plant ,but unfortunately to many big corporations who our greedy and realise that cannabis plants can do the job of their artificial inventions/products have the power to keep it illegal ,ive faith that our day will come though . when governments stop being corrupt and see common sense ,keep flying the flag and keep up the great work you do at strainhunters .

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Strain Hunters is a series of documentaries aimed at informing the general public about the quest for the preservation of the cannabis plant in the form of particularly vulnerable landraces originating in the poorest areas of the planet.

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