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In the Netherlands we have a really weird situation. Weed is tolerated, that means: it's technically speaking still illegal, but the police simply "looks the other way" and won't arrest you for smoking or possession etc. Also we have so called coffeeshops, most of them don't sell any coffee though. They sell weed and hash. They are allowed to sell up 5 grams to anyone over 18. But, and here comes the weird part, they are NOT allowed to buy weed from growers or dealers.They have to sneak the weed in through the back door, and then they can sell it openly through the front door.
By 2009, 27 coffee shops selling cannabis in Rotterdam, all within 200 meters from schools, must close down. This is nearly half of the coffeeshops that currently operate within its municipality. This is due to a new policy of city mayor Ivo Opstelten and the town council. The higher levels of the active ingredient in marijuana in Netherlands create a growing opposition against the traditional Dutch view of cannabis as a relatively innocent soft drug. Closing of coffee shops is not unique for Rotterdam. Many other towns have done the same in the last 10 years.
Whooah relax man, smoke some more or something.
CAMROSE, Alberta, May 15 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers say there are no "typical" pot smokers and many moderate users of marijuana are "responsible" so the drug should be legalized.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
I am all for the legalization of pot. Even though pot may arguably be less harmful than legal drugs like alcohol and prescription medications, it does not mean pot is completely benign. Pot odes have negative side effects and can be particularly harmful for certain types of people.
Marijuanna, like alcohol, is a depressant. When depressed people take depressants, they make their depression worse, even though they get a temporary high. We would all agree that depressed people should not get drunk every day. Similarly, depressed people should not be getting stoned every day , either.