Koos Zwart Award
Koos Zwart Award 2021.
The Koos Zwart Award this year goes to Derrick Bergman, chairman of the VOC foundation. The Platform Cannabis Companies Netherlands (PCN) awards the prize every year to an organization or person that has made an exceptional contribution to the legalization and normalization of cannabis. Derrick was awarded the prize on 23 June during a Meet & Greet meeting of the PCN in Tilburg
Koos Zwart Award 2020
Drug policy foundation, Stichting Drugsbeleid is the recipient of the Koos Zwart Award for 2020.
The spokesman of the foundation commented: ''It is encouraging that there is appreciation for the many years of
efforts that the Stichting Drugs Policy has made in the field of the normalization of cannabis use, among other things.''
Raimond Dufour (voorzitter) photo:VOC
Koos Zwart Award 'for Doede de Jong on sun-drenched sixth Cannabis Liberation Day 2020
AMSTERDAM - Organic weed grower Doede de Jong, sentenced to a confiscation claim of half a million euros for cannabis cultivation, received the Koos Zwart Award during Cannabis Liberation Day. This prize is awarded every year by the coffee shops united in the PCN, to a person who has made exceptional efforts to legalize and normalize cannabis. The festival attracted a record number of visitors this year.
"This year the Koos Zwart Award could not go to anyone else," said PCN spokesman Ricardo Hewitt at the presentation. The prize is named after Koos Zwart, cannabis activist from the very beginning, who died last month. The presentation was a moving moment on an otherwise especially cheerful day.
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The Koos Zwart Award 2017 goes to Doede de Jong
Organic cannabis farmer Doede de Jong, sentenced to a confiscation order of half a million euros for cannabis cultivation, received the Koos Zwart Award during Cannabis Liberation Day in June 2017. This prize is awarded each year by the coffee shops united in the PCN, for a person who has committed himself to the legalization and normalization of cannabis.
The Koos Zwart Award 2016 goes to Rick Simpson
The Koos Zwart Award 2016 goes to Rick Simpson, one of the world's largest pioneers in the field of medicinal cannabis oil. The PCN awards the prize every year to someone who has made an exceptional effort to legalize and normalize cannabis. Simpson came to the Netherlands for the presentation, during the eighth Cannabis Liberation Day, on 12 June in Amsterdam.