Amsterdam call for legal hard drug use

6th September 2011, Comments 2 comments

The Amsterdam branch of the opposition Green Left party is calling for the use of hard drugs like Ecstasy, LSD and cocaine to be legalised.

Green Left members of the Amsterdam city council say they want an end to the criminalisation of users. They want the ban on hard drugs removed from the municipal legislation. 

At the national level, the Dutch Opium Act outlaws the production, possession and sale of hard drugs but does not prohibit their use. Amsterdam did that itself by explicitly including use in the local by-laws.

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2 Comments To This Article

  • dropping like flys posted:

    on 7th September 2011, 14:54:48 - Reply

    Hey everyone who are trying to figure out what they should major in college, how about a degree in addictionology, looks like it's very up and coming
  • madness posted:

    on 7th September 2011, 14:52:15 - Reply

    So Amsterdam will be the next drug addiction capital to what Las Vegas is to America as the gambling sickness addiction capital.