Red Light District Tour

A man called “Coin” shared his Amsterdam Red Light District adventures on YouTube. This video currently has over 5 million views.

 

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Alaska to Open Amsterdam-Style Cannabis Cafes

High Times has a new article out on Alaska’s plan to open up cafes where cannabis users can indulge in the plant. However, the amount allowed to be consumed in the cafes under proposal is significantly less than in Amsterdam’s coffee shops, at one gram to smoke versus five grams in Amsterdam, which may leave regular users disappointed. Moreover, unlike in Amsterdam, those who consume in the cafe will not be allowed to leave the venue with the drug.

Under the proposed rules, the minimum age to be allowed in the venue will be 21, whereas in Amsterdam it is 18. The proposed rules must now get public feedback before being enacted.

This is a significant step for those pushing for decriminalization of marijuana, given that no other state has yet to allow on-site consumption of the drug.

Amsterdam Remains “Coffee Shop” Capital

Here is an interesting article from DutchAmsterdam, dated October 30, 2015, pointing out that despite the closures of 28 of Amsterdam’s cannabis “coffee shops” that are deemed too close to high schools, Amsterdam still has over 160 coffee shops and remains the “coffee shop capital of the world.”