Amsterdam plans 'cannabis clean up'

By chillinwill · Jan 31, 2009 · ·
  1. chillinwill
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    The mayor of Amsterdam is trying to close down half the city's cannabis cafes and prostitute windows to reduce crime like money laundering and people trafficking.

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  1. dutch-marshal
    thx for adding this video, damn government..
  2. abraham
    Swm kinda always figured it would'nt last.
  3. cannabis-sam
    They need better regulation not more criminalization if they wanted to get rid of the money laundering they should allow people to supply cannabis not just sell it.
  4. Greenport
    Did you guys even watch it? They're not trying to get rid of the cannabis or the prostitution, they're trying to make it so that it's not being run by organized crime and to close down ones that are close to schools and the like. They're not banning pot or prostitution, they're just trying to make them honest businesses.
  5. Sven99
    I welcome clamp downs on organised crime, but that video really didn't provide useful information on how the clampdowns will affect the black market. Reducing the legal supply of sex and drugs will inevitably increase the illegal side of it surely?

    I'm marginally in favour of preventing coffeeshops operating near schools - but I think stricter policy on ID would be a better approach. Its worth noting that if the coffee shops were prohibited, that isn't something that could be controlled.
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