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Dutch Ban Smoking In Amsterdam Cannabis Cafes

by | 9th, June 2007

I WAS heard an American toursits go up to a copper at Amsterdam airport and ask where the weed shop was becsue he wanted a smoke. Soon he’ll need a cake shop:

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch smoking ban will come into force in July next year for all restaurants and cafes — including coffee shops where cannabis is the top attraction, the government decided on Friday.

“Coffee shops will be treated in the same manner as other catering businesses. They will be smoke-free,” Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende told NOS television.

“It would have been wrong to move towards a smoke-free catering industry and then make an exception for coffee shops. People would not have understood that.”

Still, the Rijksmuseum is worth a visit…

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