Dutch Cannabis Culture To Be Dealt Fresh Blow

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Dutch coffee shops, licensed to sell marijuana, will be dealt a blow today when politicians begin to discuss the possibility of classifying stronger strains of the drug in the same category as cocaine and heroin.The Telegraph reports that the Dutch government is considering introducing stricter legislation against strains of the drug that contain more than 15 per cent THC. About 80 per cent of marijuana sold in Dutch coffee shops is this strength.

Dutch News reports that the proposed ban has been met with criticism and opposition from coffee shop owners.The proposal to regulate stronger marijuana has been in the air since last year.

Coffee shops have already seen restrictions placed on them by the Dutch government, most notably a ban on foreigners using them in a bid to stamp out drug tourism.

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