Smoking of marijuana banned in some areas
After a successful trial in the De Baarsjes neighbourhood the city council has decided to introduce a ban in other parts of the city as well.
25 January 2007
AMSTERDAM – A majority of the city council in Amsterdam voted in favour of introducing a city-wide ban on smoking marijuana in public in areas where young people smoking joints have been causing public nuisance.
The decision comes after a successful trial ban in the De Baarsjes district of Amsterdam.
The experimental ban led to less public nuisance, city district De Baarsjes concluded after the year-long trial.
[Copyright Expatica + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news