The Cannabis Cafe
British biggest tv network Channel4 broadcasts this brand new two-part TV documentary called ‘High Society:
From the producers of the hit TV series, First Dates. Comes High Society, the Cannabis Cafe.
This entertaining new two-parter invites a group of 20 Britons of all ages and experiences to get stoned in an Amsterdam cannabis café
High Society Cannabis Cafe 😂😂😂
Grandmother, 84, who has never smoked a cigarette ‘expertly’ inhales marijuana during a visit to Amsterdam for C4’s High Society: Cannabis Cafe
HIGH TIMES AT THE CANNABIS CAFE IS FILMED ON LOCATION AT THE COFFEESHOP AMSTERDAM CAFÉ. A CHANNEL 4 DOCUMENTARY FEATURING CANNABIS
Ex-Drug Cop Pulls Whitey
Optimistic ex-cop takes a funny turn at the in Amsterdam after smoking his first joint.
Cannabis may be illegal in the UK, but in Holland, it’s part of everyday life. A group of Brits are heading to Amsterdam to experience the highs and lows…
High Society: Cannabis Café was like First Dates produced by Cheech and Chong. It followed an assortment of Brits convulsing with laughter, getting emotional and having “whiteys” in an Amsterdam coffee shop to show how the drug can loosen up we buttoned-up Brits in our relationships.
Clearly, as TV, it was as much about having a giggle at people getting high, not least the 84-year-old woman toking away for the first time. She was oddly unfazed.
There was also, a reminder that taking the drug can have bad effects too, far beyond mere giggling. A former drugs squad officer was shown having a dreadful time after he tried his first joint, although the droll soundtrack music continued to plink merrily away as if this was all part of the fun. A bit incongruous, that, but I’ll resist saying that Channel 4 has gone to pot.
Channel 4 Tuesday 10:15pm
Make sure you tune in for smiles, laughs and maybe even a few tears. Showing a positive yet realistic approach and respect to cannabis.
Cannabis use on British TV
In High Society: Cannabis Cafe, Britons are taken to Amsterdam where the drug can be supplied legally in coffee shops
share thoughts – and giggles – about the highs and lows of smoking dope.
High Society The Cannabis Café
Curious Brits go to an Amsterdam coffee shop so they can get high and hash things out.
Episode 1 – Tue 03 Sep, 10.15pm (UK TIME).
The first of two episodes feature two rookie smokers who are curious about the pain-relieving properties of cannabis. While another couple is looking to address a big question hanging over their relationship. Filmed in a similar style to First Dates. High Society focuses on the story and emotions of real-life people.
Viewers may also recognise a few familiar faces in the documentary. Don from Coffeeshop Amsterdam, Babiche from Tweede Kamer Coffeeshop and Marlies from Boerejongens. All help to provide advice and support to this very special High Society.
Cannabis Cafe is the most unique Coffeeshop in the world. For unlike every other coffeeshop in Holland, they offer a very special and personal experience. Here they personally invite adults of all ages and walks of life to join their “High Society”.
The Cannabis Café is the location for Brits that have a certain relationship with each other.
New Channel 4 show High Society: Cannabis Cafe might seem harmless, but only the privileged get away with flippancy around casual drugs.
Filmed on set inside our very own Coffeeshopamsterdam Cafe. The aim of the documentary is to test the theory that cannabis can help break down social barriers and bring about a more harmonious relationship between us humans.
Every member of the High Society, brings with them their own clear and heartfelt motivation for trying to get high. Many regular cannabis users probably already know that having a smoke or two can help you to relax in different ways. Which can often help to talk more openly with your partner or among your friends. After all, they do say that those who smoke together, stay together.
From curious rookies, a woman with a chronic illness to a pair of ex-drug squad colleagues with opposing views on cannabis legalisation.
The TV show is from the producers of ‘First Dates’ that is a huge success in many different countries and maybe this Cannabis Café will be next?
Cannabis is not legal in the UK, so the producers had to film their new series in Amsterdam where cannabis is allowed to sell in the licenced coffeeshops.
The producers contacted Amsterdam Genetics for some options for the new series and the chosen location was Coffeeshopamsterdam Café that is part of Coffeeshopamsterdam that is located just a few meters away from eachother.
Coffeeshopamsterdam Café is not allowed to sell any weed, hash or space cake, but on this location it’s allowed to consume your cannabis products ánd you can buy drinks and snacks here.
Channel 4 cannabis show criticised as promoting ‘unlawful activity’
PENSIONERS, young couples and ex-drug squad detectives learn how to use marijuana in a controversial new Channel 4 show which may flout Ofcom rules.
In High Society: Cannabis Cafe, Britons are taken to Amsterdam where the drug can be supplied legally in coffee shops.
But their drug-taking may also break Ofcom’s strict broadcasting codes when it goes out this week. A spokeswoman for Ofcom pointed to two sections of the Broadcasting Code – Section One which deals with “protecting under-18s”, and Section Two, which covers “generally accepted standards” of programmes. Channel 4 has a significant audience aged 16-34.
The watchdog can’t rule until the show goes out on Tuesday.
Among the drug users was Maureen Vickers, 85, who has been widowed for seven years.
She was the oldest person to use the drug in the show.
Dubbed “the coolest grandma in the world”, the ganja granny struggled to “roll a spliff” but managed to use a so-called “volcano” which is a large balloon from which you inhale cannabis smoke through a valve. She said it made her “happy”.
The volunteers were also shown how to use other cannabis paraphernalia such as a glass “bong”, in which the drug can also be inhaled in large quantities.
A Channel 4 spokeswoman said: “All the participants in the programme wanted to explore the alleged effects of cannabis on everything from pain relief to how it could help them address problems in their personal relationships.
“The show reflects a mix of both positive and negative experiences and is not intended to glamorise or make light of drug taking. Instead it explores this hotly debated topic in a balanced way, under supervised conditions, and in a fully licensed and legal setting in Amsterdam.”
A spokeswoman from Public Health England, when asked about the show, said: “Cannabis is an illegal substance and at PHE we are responsible for looking at the harms that cannabis can cause.”
Behind the scenes at the Cannabis Cafe
Coffeeshopamsterdam Café basement area transformed into the Cannabis Café for the filming of the two episodes. While upstairs our storage became home to their complete production department including all their studio equipment. Below you can see images from the documentary and some of the great people who participated.
Cannabis trial Dutch cities picked for cafe supply experiment
Cannabis cafes in the Netherlands are to be supplied legally with drugs from regulated producers as part of a trial aimed at tackling the black market.
Under Dutch law, cannabis can be sold over the counter in licensed coffee shops, but it is currently illegal to produce and supply the drug.
The country’s loose policy on cannabis has seen criminal enterprises flourish.
From 2021, cafes in 10 cities will get a legal supply of “quality” cannabis as part of a four-year experiment.
Cultivating cannabis is a contentious issue in the Netherlands, a country famous for its liberal drug laws.
Cafe owners who provide over-the-counter cannabis have long relied on the illegal market for their supply, and industry insiders have accused the government of facilitating a nonsensical backdoor culture.
How will the experiment work?
The “weed trials” are aimed at providing a controlled and legalised supply of cannabis, making the industry more transparent and testing whether that will free up police officers to focus on other crimes.
The cities chosen, and still to be approved, are: Arnhem, Almere, Breda, Groningen, Heerlen, Hellevoetsluis, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Tilburg and Zaanstad.
As part of the experiment, cannabis will be cultivated by nationally approved growers. The coffee shops in these towns will be obliged to participate: in other words they will no longer be allowed to procure their produce from growers operating under the legal radar.
Cities in which the drug’s cultivation will remain unregulated will be monitored and the results will then be compared.
Why did the biggest cities not sign up?
The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam will not take part, primarily over the demand that all coffee shops in the test locations must immediately abandon their illegal suppliers.
Amsterdam has almost 170 cannabis cafes and Mayor Femke Halsema warned last year it would be dangerous if all those buyers abandoned their suppliers simultaneously.
For Derrick Bergman, chairman of the VOC group that promotes cannabis, the trial comes “way too little, way too late”.
“[Cannabis] coffee shops have been around since 1976, the government should have acted before to stop the problems we see today – the criminality, lack of quality control,” he told the BBC.
“The four coalition parties are at odds, Christian parties want a total ban, liberals want total legalisation. In the long run it will hopefully lead to a more sensible, pragmatic approach across the country.”
What are the rules on cannabis?
- Cannabis has had a “decriminalised” status in the Netherlands since the 1970s
- Small amounts of up to five grams can be bought and sold for recreational use
- This tolerant approach to soft drugs is widely considered an effective means of controlling the market – and limiting criminality
- It also means that the Dutch treasury coffers receive a chunk of cannabis cafes’ profits
- The thriving recreational industry alone is expected to be worth €1bn by 2028.
What are risks of legalising supply?
Allowing selected growers to cultivate their own plants for the commercial market has ignited fears that the Netherlands is heading towards “narco state” status – a country dependent on the trade in illegal drugs.
The conservative Telegraaf newspaper has counted 50 drug-related murders in the Netherlands since 2012, nothing close to Mexico or Colombia.
Much of the cannabis grown illegally in the Netherlands is exported. It is unclear whether the chance to do legitimate business with Dutch cannabis cafes will be enough of a draw for those farmers to abandon or divert their lucrative covert operations.
A visit by police and scientists to Canada last year concluded that crime did not immediately fall after legalisation, although the findings were contested.
What’s the view from the coffee shop?
Willem, who runs the Toermalijn coffee shop in the southern Dutch city of Tilburg, said the implementation of quantity and quality control “would be great for us”.
“But if the government make us pay more, then our customers will be charged more, and then they’ll just go to the black market,” he said.
“Keeping the market price is critical to the success of this experiment.”
Asked how black-market dealers would react, he expected some would be “mad or disappointed”.
“They’ll see we’re forced into it. Maybe it will just encourage them to get licences. But it depends how able the growers are to meet our demand.”
However, he pointed out the experiment failed to provide any solution for hashish, a form of the drug made from cannabis resin.
“What we sell always comes from abroad. So where are we meant to get our hash if we can’t get it from Morocco, Afghanistan or Lebanon?
“We don’t have the ability to produce the same quality. It’s like asking people to switch from wine to whisky. Most of our customers prefer foreign hash and weed from Thailand and Jamaica. It’s hard to find Dutch alternatives, especially in such a short time.”
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Tommy Corbyn hopes hemp will help Brexit
Corbyn son grows his hemp empire
Jeremy Corbyn’s youngest son Tommy is preparing to open his hemp shop in the Labour leader’s Islington North constituency next month
and is extolling the plant as “part of the solution” to our Brexit woes.
The National Hemp Service will open on Stroud Green Road in September, and is the passion project of Tommy, 26, and his girlfriend Chloe Kerslake-Smith, 24, pictured.
Every product will be made from hemp, a strain of cannabis.
Corbyn told the Islington Gazette yesterday: “We want to champion hemp as a material for all different things. We think cannabis has been demonised for a long time … We don’t want people to be afraid of the plants. We want to help push legalisation forward
it’s the answer to a lot of our health and sustainability issues.
“Hemp offers a huge amount of solutions to the problems of today, in terms of agriculture, environment, even economically, if we all start growing hemp it would help.
“Especially in the Brexit environment when we are not going to be able to export much to the European Union, hemp is part of the solution.”
Items sold in the National Hemp Service will be sourced from like-minded independent firms. There are also plans to use the shop as a base for education and campaigning for cannabis legalisation.
Tommy is the third of Corbyn’s sons with his Chilean second wife Claudia Bracchitta. Corbyn famously missed Tommy’s birth because he was lecturing union members elsewhere in the same hospital. Tommy is also director of The Hemp Cafe, a separate company.
The shop — which has been in the works for some time — has been a DIY labour of love, and the pair are particularly proud of an impressive carved wooden sign positioned inside.
“There is only so much I can tell people,” Corbyn added. “I have to show them. It’s not a dingy smoking den … We want people to come in and really go away having learned about the plant.”
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