08 Oct '11, 10am

Dutch classify high-potency marijuana as hard drug

Dutch classify high-potency marijuana as hard drug

The Dutch government said on Friday it would move to classify high-potency marijuana alongside hard drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, the latest step in the country's ongoing reversal of its famed tolerance policies. -- PHOTO: AP AMSTERDAM (AP) - The Dutch government said on Friday it would move to classify high-potency marijuana alongside hard drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, the latest step in the country's ongoing reversal of its famed tolerance policies. The decision means most of the cannabis now sold in the Netherlands' weed cafes would have to be replaced by milder variants. But sceptics said the move would be difficult to enforce, and that it could simply lead many users to smoke more of the less potent weed. Possession of marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but police do not prosecute people for possession of small amounts, and it is sold openl...

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