Cannabis Liberation Day / Cannabis Bevrijdingsdag: photo series part 1

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June 18th, 2014 | 15:51
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With so many international visitors to the sixth edition of Cannabis Bevrijdingsdag (Cannabis Liberation Day) in Amsterdam’s Flevopark, it seems fitting to present our 3 part photo series in English. VOC’s annual free festival, as seen by three photographers. Enjoy!

Flevopark, June 15th, 2014 (© BROEK)

Flevopark, June 15th, 2014 (© BROEK)

Cannabis Liberation Day 2014 was the busiest and most succesful edition yet. The wonderful Flevopark turned out to be the perfect location for this unique event. The VOC (Union for the abolition of cannabis prohibition) would like to thank main sponsor Dutch Passion, our partners Discover, Sensi Seeds, PCN, Othala and Azarius, the artists, speakers, Dj’s, caterers, Hempmarket exhibitors and last but not least the incredible peace army of over 60 volunteers who made it all happen. This week we’ll publish parts 2 and 3 of the official VOC photo selection, the transcript of Doede’s speech, Tweets and videos. Thanks for coming, see you next year!

Flevopark, June 14th: there's something happening here...

Flevopark, June 14th: there's something happening here...

Arranging the backstage area, with extra care for the grass (© Gonzo Media)

Arranging the backstage area, with extra care for the grass (© Gonzo Media)

Opbouw van de filmtent: de grootste mobiele Ger van Europa (© Gonzo media)

Setting up the movie tent: Europe's biggest mobile Ger

Crew barbecue on Saturday night (© Gonzo media)

Crew barbecue on Saturday night (© Gonzo media)

Sharing is caring (© Gonzo media)

Sharing is caring (© Gonzo media)

Stagemanager Yves (op de rug gezien) overlegt met Reinier van stichting Theaterstraat in de backstage-bus (© Gonzo media)

Stagemanager Yves and Reinier from Theaterstraat foundation in the backstage bus (© Gonzo media)

Presentator DC Lama maakt kennis met Michel Degens van Mambo Social Club Hasselt, een van de sprekers (© Gonzo media)

Presenter DC Lama meets Michel Degens of Mambo Social Club in Hasselt, Belgium, one of the speakers (© Gonzo media)

Well-deserved lunch break for the Theaterstraat crew (© Strange Art)

Lunch break for the Theaterstraat crew (© Strange Art)

Een laatste overleg met politie, brandweer en andere handhavers, links CBD coördinator Derrick Bergman (© Levi Claassen)

A final consultation with police, fire department and other civil servants, to the left CLD coördinator Derrick Bergman (© Levi Claassen)

Derrick Bergman opent -een paar minuutjes te laat- de zesde editie, links DC Lama (© Strange Art)

Derrick Bergman opens the sixth edition, to the left DC Lama (© Strange Art)

Stooker & Jansen featuring Naïma (© Gonzo media)

Stooker & Jansen featuring Naïma (© Gonzo media)

VOC chairman Henk Poncin (left) and VOC adviser John Roozen backstage (© Strange Art)

VOC chairman Henk Poncin (left) and VOC lobby adviser John Roozen backstage (© Strange Art)

The Hemp Market brought together companies and organizations from 5 European countries (© BROEK)

The Hemp Market brought together companies and organizations from 5 European countries (© BROEK)

Mila 'Hash Queen of Amsterdam' Jansen speaks (© Strange Art)

Mila 'Hash Queen of Amsterdam' Jansen speaks (© Strange Art)

Plant and intern at the VOC tent (© Strange Art)

Plant and intern at the VOC tent (© Strange Art)

Dj NeoPro (© BROEK)

Dj NeoPro (© BROEK)

Van Piekeren live (© BROEK)

Van Piekeren live (© BROEK)

Jan Van Piekeren, artiste extraordinaire and chairman of Domstad Social Cannabis Club Utrecht (© Strange Art)

Jan Van Piekeren, artist extraordinaire and chairman of Domstad Social Cannabis Club Utrecht (© Strange Art)

DC Lama, Greg Shapiro and junior crew member Simon Bergman (12) joking around in the backstage (© Gonzo media)

DC Lama, Greg Shapiro and our youngest volunteer Simon Bergman joking around in the backstage (© Gonzo media)

'American Netherlander' Greg Shapiro wonders what happened to Amsterdam since Pulp Fiction (© BROEK)

'American Netherlander' Greg Shapiro wonders what happened to Amsterdam since Pulp Fiction (© BROEK)

Dutch Passion founder Henk van Daalen and VOC chairman Henk Poncin (© Gonzo media)

Dutch Passion founder Henk van Daalen and VOC chairman Henk Poncin (© Gonzo media)

Daisy Bots and Cliff Cremer: Highlife Cannabis Cup ceremonie (© Gonzo media)

Daisy Bots and Cliff Cremer: Highlife Cannabis Cup ceremonie (© Gonzo media)

The Highlife Cannabis Cups (© Strange Art)

The Highlife Cannabis Cups (© Strange Art)

Serious Seeds picking up first prize in the concentrates category (© Gonzo media)

Serious Seeds picking up first prize in the concentrates category (© Gonzo media)

Ben Dronkers at the backstage entrance (© Gonzo media)

Ben Dronkers at the backstage entrance (© Gonzo media)

The VIP Lounge featuring Erik the Magician (© BROEK)

The VIP Lounge featuring Erik the Magician (© BROEK)

Presentation of "Tour de Achterdeur", the Backdoor Bike Tour (© Strange Art)
A great day out for the whole family (© Gonzo media)

A great day out for the whole family (© Gonzo media)

Let's get Haai (© BROEK)

Let's get Haai (© BROEK)

(© BROEK)

(© BROEK)

FunX radio interviewing Derrick in the backstage area (© Strange Art)

FunX radio interviewing Derrick in the backstage area (© Strange Art)

(© Gonzo media)

(© Gonzo media)

VOC treasurer Myranda Bruin receives a gift from Michel Degens and Evi from Mambo Social Club (© Gonzo media)

VOC treasurer Myranda Bruin receives a gift from Michel Degens and Evi from Mambo Social Club (© Gonzo media)

Our resident Dj Skunkstar from Linz, Austria on the wheels of steel (© BROEK)

Our resident Dj Skunkstar from Linz, Austria on the wheels of steel (© BROEK)

Holland's most peaceful festival (© Strange Art)

Holland's most peaceful festival (© Strange Art)

Food & Drinks Area (© Strange Art)

Food & Drinks Area (© Strange Art)

Special guest Ivo Op-Stelten checks weedpasses (© Gonzo media)

Special guest Ivo Op-Stelten checks weedpasses (© Gonzo media)

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