"Amsterdam - Liberal and Relaxed" Amsterdam by travelswithsteve

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Although the rest of the world wastes billions on an unending War on Drugs, Holland decided that drug use is more a health problem than a criminal issue. Instead of locking up hundreds of thousands of non violent people, the Dutch decided to turn a blind eye to “Coffee Shops” where small amounts of marijuana could be sold. The idea was to sepertate smokers from criminals who would deal drugs if they were illegal. What do you know – It works.

  • Last visit to Amsterdam: Feb 2006
  • Intro Written Feb 19, 2006
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