EDPI Partner from Holland
Nicole Maalsté (1966) is social scientist and studies the cannabis market and other illegal (drugs) markets for more than twenty years. In 1993 her first book ‘Het Kruid, de Krant en de Kroongetuigen’ appeared , a compilation of stories about cannabis in the Netherlands from 1950-1970. Maalsté worked at several research offices and universities, from which she conducted tens of studies and advices on drug related issues. In 2004 the book Polderwiet appeared, a collection of 18 portraits of people working in de the cannabis market, that she wrote together with journalist Michiel Panhuysen. At the moment she works at a criminological dissertation on the cannabis market that will be finished in the beginning of 2010.
Maalsté is related to the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU) as Dutch coordinator of the project “European Drug Policy Initiative” and works as a post-doc at the university of Tilburg. Besides she works as a freelance-journalist for Highlife and she published regularly in several scientific and professional journals about drug related problems. Furthermore she works together with Maaik Krijgsman and Hans pool on a documentary film about ‘Nederwiet’ (Dutch marihuana), which is inspired on Polderwiet.
Nicole Maalste, E-mail: nmaalste @ gmail.com