Dries exhibits

Dries exhibits At the age of twelve, Dries was placed in a boarding school because he was deemed uncontrollable. Around the age of thirteen, he started smoking weed and tagging (using a thick marker or spray can to leave his personal ‘signature’ on...
“Listen more to users”

“Listen more to users”

“Listen more to users” “When creating drug policy, the voice of drug users should be listened to more,” said Gemma Blok, professor of the history of mental health and culture, at the National Drug Congress 2024. “Previously, the Netherlands had a...

Principle agreement about drugs

Principle agreement about drugs Before the elections, Geert Wilders of the PVV pointed out “the enormous danger of undermining by organized crime.” According to Pieter Omtzigt’s NSC, this undermining is increasingly directly noticeable in neighborhoods and...
Life and death

Life and death

Life and death After my first week at the MDHG, I had already accumulated more so-called ‘office stories’ than in many other jobs combined. After all, street life is full of life, and if ‘remarkable’ wasn’t such a dull description, I...
Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes Upon Mayor Femke Halsema’s initiative, the Dealing with Drugs conference was held earlier this year to discuss not whether but how drugs like cocaine could be legalized. MDHG member Jessica was one of the speakers, passionately advocating for legal...