DutchNews podcast – The Canna-Business as Usual Edition – Week 25


The podcast team looks back at a week of contrasts, as falling crime levels lead the government to consider closing more prisons while rising sea levels trigger a deal to set long-term climate change targets. As PSV’s manager Phillip Cocu gets ready to fly out to Turkey, the Netherlands’ Moroccan footballers are flying home after an early exit in Russia. And police arrest four people suspected of supplying illegal guns to terrorists in France, but terrorism is ruled out as a motive for the fatal accident at the Pinkpop music festival. In our discussion we ask if the attempt to create a legal cannabis supply chain will end the link between drugs and crime.

Top story

Four arrested in Netherlands suspected of supplying weapons to IS terrorists


Seven parties close to agreement on new climate law

Four more prisons to close as crime rate falls to 1980s levels

One dead and three injured after white van strikes pedestrians at Pinkpop festival

Netherlands to build world’s first inhabitable 3D-printed houses


Phillip Cocu considering offer to leave PSV for Fenerbahce

Discussion: experiments in legal cannabis production

Amsterdam will not take part in regulated marijuana trial

15% of farmers say they have been approached by drug gangs

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