Legal and social: this is how the first Cannabis Club in the Netherlands would like marijuana

Not everyone would immediately associate the concept of Cannabis Social Club to the city of Amsterdam
31mag (Netherlands)
Thursday, October 15, 2015

tree-of-life2How does a Social Club fit in the Dutch capital, with its about 200 coffee shops? "The concept of The Tree of Life is very different than a coffeeshop," says Rosaria Ricci, president of the club. "First of all, it is not for profit. Secondly, it addresses marijuana lovers and not anonymous customers. Plus, the association also has a political goal: to change the current legislation. The cultivation of marijuana is not allowed at the moment. Finally, it focuses on the therapeutic functions of cannabis from a scientific point of view. All these elements are almost entirely absent within the activity of a coffeeshop."