AFP reports..In the Netherlands the possession, consumption and sale of fewer than five grams of cannabis in special “coffee shops” has been allowed since 1976, and the European country is a long-time favourite destination of those wishing to use the drug.


Rutte indicated that his government is studying potential reforms, saying that compared to Canada “we have a different approach, which is not entirely successful.”

“The problem is those ‘coffee shops’ cannot get the stuff in a legal way” because the law doesn’t allow it, he said, adding that the Netherlands was piloting a project to reform that issue.

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