Thursday 8th of May 2014 Amsterdam, Today we are sorry to say that one of Amsterdam most excentric and loyal cannabis activist has passed away. Koos Zwart was a pioneer of the first hour, a true activist and most of all true to the cause and we hope his legacy will help legalization world wide.
As one of the founders of Amsterdam’s famous Pop temple Paradiso and doing radio for the Vara Radio “de rooie Haan” Koos Zwart used his platform to present what now is called the legendary “Stock exchange quotes”. In this he presented on national radio the gram prices for the diverse of smokeables available on the Dutch market in the 70’s/80’s.
Koos Zwart was the son of Irene Vorrink ( former Dutch minister of health) who together with Prime minister Dries van Agt sort of became the poster children for the Dutch tolerance policy, de-criminalisation made the Dutch soft drug policy a world wide talk of the town.
We would like to leave you this youtube clip with the stock exchange news from Koos Zwart, so you can remember him and thank him for all the steps he made so now or maybe in the near future you can also enjoy cannabis if you choose to without it being illegal.
R.I.P – Koos Zwart 1947 – 2014