In the 6-part documentary series Cannabis, the rise and fall of cannabis entrepreneur Johan van Laarhoven is told in the framework of the Dutch liberal attitude towards cannabis over the last fifty years. Whilst Van Laarhoven languishes in a Thai prison cell, it is revealed that not Thailand but the Netherlands is behind his arrest. Cannabis shows that the seed which grew into the hunt after Van Laarhoven was planted in the 1970s and the myth of the Netherlands as an exemplary state of law is brutally exposed.
produced by: Topkapi Nonfiction
directed by: Arjen Damsté Sinninghe
creative producer: Robert Oey
editing: Chris van Oers & Haukje Heuff