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Tourists visiting coffeeshops-Amsterdam will not be banned from using the city’s famous cannabis cafes according to mayor Mr. Eberhard van der Laan in “de Volkskrant” he is saying that he believes that changing the law would only lead to more crime for other details on this subject read more here… the full newspaper article Amsterdam coffee shops to remain open for tourists.
The mayor’s decision follows months of arguments over Dutch drug laws after the country’s government said it would leave it up to local authorities whether or not to impose a ban.
There are many coffeeshops in Amsterdam selling weed or marihuana and they differ as wildly in atmosphere style and approach as any other type of establishment. Here is a list of some of the more popular, unique or influential coffeeshops to be found in Amsterdam Coffeeshop Directory here…..
Some information on cannabis -- the contemporary use of cannabis is as a recreational drug - as part of religious or spiritual rites, or as a medicine; the earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC. In 2004, the United Nations estimated that global consumption of cannabis indicated that approximately 4% of the adult world population used cannabis annually and approximately 0.6% of people used cannabis daily. In the United States, cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug; 5.1% of Americans are believed to have used marijuana in the past 30 days.
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coffeeshops-Amsterdam -- not to be confused with coffee houses or Italian coffee shops or cafes -- have been a part of Amsterdam’s open culture since the 1970s -- when the Dutch government made a clear distinction in the law between “hard” and “soft” drugs. Unlike Amsterdam's fully legal smart shops, coffee shops have always existed in a legal grey area. Amsterdam's City Council through agreement with the coffeeshop union “Bond van Cannabis Detaillisten” [Union of Cannabis Retailers] (BCD), allows coffeeshops to operate with the provision of set non-transferable licenses – shown by the display of an official green and white sticker in the window.
One of the major events for coffee-shops Amsterdam is the High Times Cannabis Cup, which takes place near the end of November during the week of Thanksgiving. This major smoking happening usually leads to coffee shop crawls and leaves cannabis clouds throughout the whole of the city.
Keep track of live performance shows in the city. A great number of live performances varying from classical music-jazz-blues-rock pop concerts-entertainment-puppet and erotic shows are on in Amsterdam. Up-to-date list of music dancing halls cafes and places here
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