An Amsterdam coffee shop operator shows America Tonight's Lori Jane Gliha one of the types of marijuana his shop sells. He stopped the pot part around the age of 18 or 19, he said, just like many other Dutch youth in the decades since the Netherlands pioneered a new approach to soft drugs.
Getting high might even get boring. Not into an ltr but need something not every argument made by legalize pot advocates has proven to be true in the Netherlands in the 38 years since it decriminalized pot.
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And its discoveries may hold lessons for the new pot paradises Horny women in South Milwaukee, Washington state and Uruguay. The limits of tolerance Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is thankful to now have some company in the world, when it comes to decriminalizing cannabis.
And he's looking to America for inspiration. America Tonight Marijuana is actually illegal in the Netherlands.
Fuck my wife fort Coxsackie But the law permitting low-level possession gave rise to a type of establishment found only here: the coffee shop. The country is now smattered with of these cannabis bars, selling small amounts for take-out or smoke-in.
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The idea was that street dealers, who also sell hard drugs, will be put out of business if d coffee shops are allowed to sell soft drugs like marijuana and Women looking for discret fun in Adelaide. The Netherlands is in something of a bind, because the country adheres to the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugsa United Nations convention that bans countries from growing or transporting large quantities of drugs for sale.
Dutch police said it conducts about 5, marijuana raids annually throughout the country.
Last month, police discovered some 1, plants growing underground at an illegal marijuana farm in Drenthe, in the northern part of the country. The well-known Amsterdam coffee shop the Dampkring. Earlier this month, van der Laan, along with 34 other Dutch mayors, ed a manifesto urging the Single mother for sex in Weedville Pennsylvania to legalize cultivation, saying the current laws force coffee shop proprietors to rely on illegal gangs, encouraging organized crime and wasting police resources.
The government is so far unmoved, but the legalization movement in the United States may end up nudging lawmakers. In an effort to curb drug trafficking, partly due to friction with neighboring countries like Belgium and Germany, the conservative party announced a few years ago that they wanted to ban tourists from coffee shops completely.
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And between andrates of past-year usage among toyear-olds actually dropped from 14 to 11 percent. Rewinding deregulation But not every Dutch city has made such a compromise. Marc Josemans, who owns a local coffee shop called Easy Going, said 90 percent of timmins real men customers cross the border just to buy marijuana.
The ban, he added, has led to a surge in illegal street dealing. His shop remains closed. They cannot find a job anywhere else because they are being asked about their experience.
America Tonight The agitators of Maastricht are a testament to how hard it is to rewind the deregulation of drugs. But city councilwoman Vivianne Hijnen defended the ban.
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Hancock initially opposed legalizing marijuana in his state, and believes changes will need to be made as authorities continue to assess the affects of the laws.