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Drug Tourism in the Netherlands

Drug Reporter:
Smoking without Borders — a 10-minute film by the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union about drug tourism in the Netherlands.

Smoking without Borders from Hungarian Civil Liberties Union on Vimeo.

Their conclusions:

1) The problem of drug tourism is not caused by cannabis use or coffee shops. The real problem is the illegality of cannabis in neighboring countries.
2) The problem cannot be solved by closing down coffee shops: the supply wonČt be reduced but it will go undeground to cause more problems.
3) The real solution to the problem is in the hands of the neighboring countries: to regulate and control the cannabis market.

[Thanks to Transform Miniblog]

Open Thread

“bullet” It’s nice to know that we’re not the only place that does really stupid drug war stuff. In Manila, authorities were spray-painting warnings on the houses of suspected drug “personalities.” This generated some criticism from human rights advocates (you think?). So…

Rosales explained that instead of spray-painting warnings on the houses of the suspected […]