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ctrp429 Sabotaging Drug Policy in the Netherlands

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photo by Javi Vte Rejas / flickr

Before the city of Maastricht chose to pursue marijuana prohibition policies they first asked a team of researchers to examine what impact it would have.… Read Full Text

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ctrp424 Behind the Coffeeshop Counter

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When it comes to drug policy and coffeeshops in the Netherlands, we rarely hear the voices of those who work behind the counter and see how things work (or don’t work). … Read Full Text

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ctrp423 Myths of Cannabis Prohibition in the Netherlands

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Over the past years alot of half-assed information has been spread by a combination of poor journalism and rumors via social media, which states that foreigners can no longer buy cannabis in coffeeshops in Amsterdam.… Read Full Text

Today’s Commemoration, Tomorrow’s History

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In an effort to save money and increase productivity, Portugal is getting rid of some holidays that people don’t really celebrate anymore.  Among the obsolete days of non-work, the day the nation dumped the monarchy and became a republic, October 5th, 1910.  More than 100 years since that significant moment in history, no one alive remembers it, and few are the voices that think its worth hanging on to as a holiday.… Read Full Text