AHOJG- Criteria

Conditions for the exploitation of coffee-shops as stipulated by the Government law department.

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An 'Aroma' describes the general smell of a plant or flowers. Some common cannabis aromas are skunky, citrusy, fruity and piney. Often times the aroma is a good indication of taste. In dispensaries it is not uncommon for patients to smell the cannabis flowers for quality.



This is one of the better known cannabis sativa strains, as any “stoner”(head) could tell you. A lot of shops used to carry this one on the menu. The name of course is derived from the Latin word for the loss of (short term) memory that seems to occur when smoking this brand.


Autoflowering Seeds

provide an easy and rewarding harvest of high quality cannabis without the need for a change in light cycles or removal of male plants. Grown outdoors, these varieties can produce two or more harvests in the course of a normal summer. Under lights, they are capable of going from seedling to full maturity in as little as ten weeks. However, autoflowering cannabis is not new; it has existed in the form of Cannabis ruderalis J.for many thousands of years.

Blind Eye Policy

For soft drugs and Coffeeshops.

Soft drugs are less hazardous to the health than hard drugs. Therefore sometimes other rules apply. Against coffee-shops that sell hash and grass under strict conditions no legal action is taken. This is the essence of the blind eye policy. Sales outside of coffee-shops are liable to be prosecuted. According to the law civilians are entitled to possess soft-drugs. It concerns here A maximum of 5 grams cannabis (hash or grass) A maximum of 5 hemp plants.

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A bong is used to smoke marijuana or hashish. The bong is actually the daughter of the water pipe that originally comes from the Middle East. The difference between a bong and a hookah is that the neck is shorter and it is smoked through the pipe itself and not through an extension. The bong also has a valve hole that you need to let go if you want to inhale the contents.

Bruin Café

Bruin Café

Whether it is a beautiful old-fashioned bar or a simple neighbourhood café on the corner, brown pubs occupy a significant place in the Amsterdam culture.

Every Amsterdam based Dutchman has his own favorite brown pub. And whoever wants to get acquainted with a local celebrity only has to visit his or hers hangout.

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The Budbomb is a functional weedpipe from high quality. This pipe is made from stainless steel while the inside is crafted so it cools the smoke before you inhale it. The budbomb is easy to clean, because you can disassemble all the parts.

So the Budbomb has a unique design in which the smoke is cooled by the specially designed helix on the inside.



a blunt is a cigar, with grass inside. In order to roll one, one has to obtain a cigar fit for the purpose like for instance Swisher Sweets, Backwoods or the one and only Dutch Masters (where do you think Rembrand and contemporaries got their inspiration ? ) Blunts are generally smoked pure, without adding tobacco. Nice thing about them is you can get them in many different flavors, such as brandy, chocolate or strawberry.



When you're baked, you're quite stoned indeed. The term most likely comes from weed being associated with increased paranoia, which could easily lead one to the morbid thought of being baked in an oven. Generally, however, being baked often only means you won't feel much like getting off the couch for another twenty minutes or so, at least.



a bud is the urban American expression for the compact flowers in the plants. It is probably derived from the word “butt” as the buds are also compact and round.

Bond van Cannabis Detaillisten


The BCD is the Union of Cannabis Retailers, an umbrella organization of all coffeeshop owners. The white and green sticker on the window near the door of a coffee shop indicates that the shop is a member of the BCD.

Cannabis Addiction

It is important to distinguish between the symptoms of recreational use and the symptoms of a cannabis addiction. Even though a lot of recreational users do not have an addiction issue, the step towards addiction is a small one. Here we explain how often smoking can lead to addiction.

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A cone is a pre-rolled joint without any stuff in it. The cone is for people who do not want or cannot roll by their self. The cone contains a large rolling paper and a filter, both are made of the same materials as the regular paper and filter. You only have to fill the cone and you are ready to smoke!


Cannabinoids are the medically beneficial compounds in Cannabis. The human body has receptors for cannabinoids in the brain, creating various effects when consumed. The most famous cannabinoid in Marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), this is the psychoactive component of marijuana. Another common cannabinoid is CBD (Cannabidiol), this is being researched to prevent seizures and cancer growth among other things. There are over 85 known cannabinoids in Marijuana, their medical benefits are still poorly understood.



Cannabis is derived from the cannabis plant (cannabis sativa). It grows wild in many of the tropical and temperate areas of the world. It can be grown in almost any climate, and is increasingly cultivated by means of indoor hydroponic technology.

The main active ingredient in cannabis is called delta-9 tetrahydro-cannabinol, commonly known as THC. This is the part of the plant that gives the "high." There is a wide range of THC potency between cannabis products.

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Cheese is a weed strain grown originally in London. This fairly dominant indica strain is a hybrid between a skunk and a kush, and acquired its name due to its taste and full aroma, for which it is also very popular in the States. Besides its full and strong flavor the Cheese is also helpful as relief for nausea, pain and sleeplessness.


In the early seventies a new phenomen occurred in Amsterdam, the coffee shop, where cold and hot beverages were served and soft drugs could be consumed. The legendary Mellow Yellow shop was the first one, located at an old bakery at the Weesperzijde, Amsterdam. However, due to its nature it was more of the first tea-house. The first coffee shop in Amsterdam would have been the Bulldog at the Oudezijdsvoorburgwal 90, also in Amsterdam, owned by Henk de Vries, who actually created the term coffee shop.

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The moment one puts a piece of concentrated cannabis (butane hash-oil) on the heated surface of a “dab-rig” and inhales the vapors one is really “dabbing”. You smoke up to 90 % THC content. It is “the” stoner trend in the States for time being, and is crossing over to Europe rapidly.


Dutch Pop Festival

The dutch pop festival was a three day festival at the Kralingse bos at Rotterdam. A sort of mini Woodstock. It was of major importance to the blind-eye policy as we now know it since it started there, when the undercover police agents and other security allowed for the use and trafficking of soft drugs.


another word for addition. In this case edible products where cannabis has been added to. Common edibles are space-cake, lollypops or candies, but it can be added to a lot of other products. For instance to meat, coffee, juices and a whole wide range of others. Of course there is a difference between eating or smoking cannabis. Eating it hits you more slowly and gradually, but is far more intense compared to smoking it.

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