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No more high times for tourist in Amsterdam

Europe is falling apart. They must be smoking something because now there’s a pot ban for tourists in the Netherlands. Nearly one million folks used to travel every year to the country of Van Gogh not to cut their ears off, but to get high. Not anymore!

Pot has always been considered illegal in the Netherlands, but for decades they followed a policy of tolerance with consumption in designated spots. Coffee shops where you can find different kinds of weed are usually located in the so-called “red light” districts, where prostitutes offer their services too.

Some people might think of it as Sodom and Gomorrah. Others view it as a free society. But for scores of Europeans this has been the ultimate weekend destination. The problem is that they bring souvenirs with them to their home countries. The Dutch government gave in to international pressure and decided on the ban. Locals only, they said… ay, politics! The people of Amsterdam, however, rebelled against the decision, and since the conservative coalition government collapsed a few days ago, it is unlikely that the ban for tourists will be implemented in the city in the future.

Can you imagine a rebellion of pot heads? We could call it “occupy the streets, dude…” in slow motion.


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