Awareness

Raising your awareness of cannabis through education.

Boerejongens believe firmly in Cannabis Education. When Dutch legislation allows we aim to provide more information on all of our products. This would include giving customers a leaflet containing test results and a concise report on the strain they had purchased.

What is cannabis?

Marijuana is basically the dried flowering top from a cannabis plant while Hashish is made from compressed cannabis resin. Hashish and marijuana are drugs that suppress feelings and pain. Beware as they can also change the way you perceive things around. The chemical that produces these effects is called THC. Each different type of hashish or marijuana contains a different amount of THC as part of our increased customer awareness we now list this value on our coffeeshop menu.

What are the risks of taking cannabis?

As part of Boerejongens policy to increase our customers awareness we would also like to point out the risks involved with taking cannabis in any form. Customers could experience trouble with thinking logically as well as remembering simple things like what just happened. Smoking cannabis releases tar into your lungs which could cause damage. It is also possible that it could hit you in the wrong leading to loss of control, feeling sick and increased fear. Cannabis should always be used responsibly. Constant use can lead to addiction both psychologically and physically.

What are the effects of taking cannabis?

Depending on the way you prefer to enjoy our quality products will depend when the effects will start. Customers who prefer to smoke will notice the effect after a few minutes and it could last anywhere between two and four hours. If you prefer to ingest our products in some way then be prepared for the effects not to take hold for up to an hour later. You should then expect to notice the effects for between four and eight hours.

Hashish and marijuana can often give customers a cheerful and relaxed feeling. Customers can also experience music and colors to be more intense. Please note that taking cannabis intensifies your mood, so if your already feeling lousy it could make you feel even worse. Taking cannabis increases your heart rate slightly while also making your eyes slightly bloodshot.

Cannabis test

Following the test will help you discover whether you are taking too many risks. Once you’ve answered the questions you’ll receive the test results with information about your score. Depending on your score, we’ll make certain recommendations.

Further help and advice on quiting cannabis can be found from the sites below

Find help and advice on cannabis

Trimbos Institute

The work of the Trimbos Institute concentrates on mental health disorders and addiction. Activities at Trimbos are primarily geared towards the general population.

Trimbos Institute

Jellinek

Jellinek is the expert in Amsterdam when it comes to alcohol, drugs and addiction. Jellinek has amassed a wealth of knowledge about recreational substances and addiction.

Jellinek

Drugsinfo

Drugs Info – Everything about drugs, risks and health. All information contained on this page and from the help line is provided by the Trimbos Institute.

Drugsinfo

Test Lab Amsterdam

Test Lab Amsterdam provides analytical solutions for a complete quality and safety control system for cannabis in coffee shops. Finding answers to cannabinoid questions and scientific results.

Test Lab Amsterdam

Cannabis Career

Cannabis Career is an initiative of a team of experts from the Amsterdam coffee shop industry who aim to make a valuable contribution to the regulation of the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Career

De Rosa Spierings

Dennis de Rosa Spierings provides training, coaching and guided self-help.

De Rosa Spierings

Getting to know cannabinoids

Raising your awareness of cannabinoids allows you to understand exactly what it is your taking and help make sure your choosing the right thing. Cannabis can be used for either medical or recreational purposes and which you buy matters greatly. The explanation below will hopefully help you understand a little better cannabinoids and which does what for you.

THC and CBD are the two most prominent cannabinoids found within marijuana, but both preform different roles. THC is psychoactive and is largely responsible for the high. CBD is the cannabinoid that actually counters this, calming the effect down and enhancing the strain’s medical value. THC is best known cannabinoid present within cannabis. It stands for 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and is traditionally found in much higher quantities than its CBD counterpart.

The reason marijuana is such a popular form of medical treatment is due to its active cannabinoids. Each strain has a different ratio of these active compounds, making each individual cannabis strain more suited to different needs. The active ingredient medical patients tend to be most interested in is the cannabinoid known as cannabidiol, or CBD for short.