Cannabis Liberation Day calls for tolerance and widespread use of hemp as a durable resource and challenges the criminalization of the plant, the cannabis consumers, coffeeshops and cultivators.
Since 1999, in the first week of May protests and festivals are organised worldwide in support of legalizing cannabis, under the name Global Marijuana March. Because there were none of these activities in Holland, in 2009 VOC decided to organise Cannabis Liberation Day.
Cannabis Liberation Day will again be held at Flevopark, the greenest park of Amsterdam. The park is easily accessible by public transportation and parking your car is free at the adjacent Science Park. Please treat the park with respect, use the bins and toilets and stay on the grass and pathways.
The lineup with bands, DJs and speakers from the Netherlands and abroad has been announced. Additionally, there will be a large Hemp market, Cannabis Film Festival, debates and theater performances. Also on the program: presentation of the Highlife Cannabis Cup and the Koos Zwart Award presented by the Dutch coffeeshop union PCN. New this year: the arrival of the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour 2015 and the Dutch Passion Chill Out.
At the Hemp Market, cannabis- and hemp related organisations and companies will present themselves and their -legal- products. Non-commercial organisation do not have to pay rent for stands.
If you are interested, send an email to [email protected]
CANNABIS FILM FESTIVAL
The Cannabis Film Festival is located in the biggest Ger (Mongolian nomad tent) of Europe. Watch movies for free, documentaries and comedy clips on the plant, or join a panel discussion. Please make sure to turn off your telephones.
For updates on this event check the Cannabis Bevrijdingsdag Event Page on Facebook.
Visit the VOC -Verbond voor Opheffing van het Cannabisverbod to view a video from last year's event; to read and write reviews.