English information Cannabis Liberationday, Amsterdam, June 17th

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June 10th, 2012 | 12:51
Door webmaster

On Sunday June 17th, the VOC organises the fourth edition of Cannabis Liberationday, the biggest cannabis culture festival in the Netherlands. Entrance is free.

CBD2012_EnglishWhy go?
2012 is a crucial year for the survival of the Dutch coffeeshops, the most visible part of our world famous cannabis culture. On Cannabis Liberationday we send a clear signal to all political parties: down with the ‘weedpass’ and the tourist ban for coffeeshops. It’s time for full regulation / legalization of cannabis. The more people turn up, the clearer the signal will be.
Besides: a splendid time is guaranteed for all….

What’s on?
Apart from a full program with bands, speakers and Dj’s on the main stage, there is a hemp market, a Cannabis Filmfestival in Europe’s biggest Ger (traditional Mongolian tent), “pop up performances” by theatre students from Utrecht and a Ganja Dancehall hosted by the fabulous King Shiloh Sound System.

How do I get there?
The event takes place on the grounds of ‘Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek‘ in Amsterdam’s Westerpark. Take bus 21 from central station and get out at Van Hallstraat. Or take tram 10 from the city center and get out at Limburg van Stirumplein.
Click here for the location on OpenStreetMap

Schedule CANNABIS LIBERATIONDAY 2012:

Main stage:
14.00-14.05    Opening: DC Lama & Derrick Bergman
14.05-14.50    ONE WORLD BAND & Low Budgetarian
14.50-15.35    Speaker: Jo Smeets | DE ANTISTRESSPOWEET (B) | DJ Dubious Brother
15.35-16.20    SPIRALS
16.20-17.00    Speaker: Dimitri Breeuwer | DJ Skunkstar (AT)
17.00-18.10    LATIN QUARTER (UK)
18.10-18.35    Speaker: Theo Buissink | DJ Dubious Brother
18.35-18.50    SURPRISE ACT | spreker: Chakib El-Khayari (MA)
18.50-19.35    Speaker: Isis van der Wel | DJ Skunkstar (AT)
19.35-20.35    DEF P & THE BEATBUSTERS
20.35-21.00    Speaker: Doede de Jong | DJ Dubious Brother
21.00-22.00    DJ ISIS

Ganja Dancehall:
14.00-21.00    KING SHILOH SOUNDSYSTEM

Cannabis Filmfestival Ger, Cannabis Liberationday 2011 (© Gonzo media)

Cannabis Filmfestival Ger, Cannabis Liberationday 2011

Cannabis Filmfestival:

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14.00-15.00    Cannabis Filmfestival part 1
15.00-16.30    Speakers Corner
16.30-22.00    Cannabis Filmfestival part 2

14.00-14.50   What if cannabis cured cancer?
Directed by: Len Richmond, USA, 2010

14.50-15.00    The Vipers
Directed by Shinkichi Tajiri, USA/France, 1955

15.00-16.30    Speakers Corner
Get involved and speak your mind on the best ways to end cannabis prohibition, the weedpass and other current affairs.

16.30-17.55    Nederwiet
Directed by: Maaik Krijgsman & Hans Pool, The Netherlands, 2011

18.00-18.20    Cannabis Culture Awards 2012
Produced by Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum, The Netherlands, 2012

18.25-18.50    Medicinale cannabis in Nederland
Directed by Sjoerd de Vries, The Netherlands, 2006

18.55-19.35    De Achterdeur
Directed by Steven Kompier, Netherlands, 2012

19.40-20.40    Animation special
Various directors, various countries

20.40-22.00    Haschisch
Directed by Daniel Gräbner, Germany, 2002

Hemp Market
These companies, organisations and foundations are represented at the Hemp Market:hemp1

Azarius Headshop & Seedshop
Cannabis College
Cannabis In Amsterdam / Jellinek
De Piratenpartij
De Verdamper
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum
Hempflax
Hempworks
JaJa Import & Export
Mr. Lunk / Coffeeshopnews
Platform Cannabisondernemingen Nederland (PCN)
Pollinator Company
Relexy
Seeddharta Hemp Food
Sensi Seeds
Spliff Seeds & Smoking accessories
Stichting Belangenbehartiging Coffeeshoppersoneel Nederland (SBCN)
Stichting Legalize!
Stichting Mediwiet
Stichting OPEN
TGC trading / Flamez
The Bulldog
Verbond voor Opheffing van het Cannabisverbod (VOC)
vzw Trekt Uw Plant
We Smoke
Wietpasbril / Chillemetbrille

CANNABIS LIBERATIONDAY
Westerpark | Amsterdam
Sunday June 7 | 14.00–22.00
Free entry | Alcohol-free

www.cannabisbevrijdingsdag.nl (Dutch)

De VOC Blog

Welkom bij het VOC, dé koepel van alle organisaties en individuen in Nederland die gekant zijn tegen het verbod op cannabis. Repressie is dure en contraproductieve symboolpolitiek. Wereldwijd vindt het Nederlandse beleid van decriminalisering steeds meer weerklank. Het is tijd voor de volgende stap: cannabis uit de strafwet.