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Riverfront Times: US vs. Dutch Cannabis

By MK Thomson

December 15 2023

I might be aging myself, but I remember when the Netherlands reigned supreme as the world champion of marijuana and hash. The Dutch are famous for their tolerance of soft drugs, prostitution, and everything under the umbrella of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll”. This stems from their history of worldwide shipping dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries and the ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The infamous “coffeeshops”, selling wide selections of cannabis, began popping up in the 1970s, and growers/breeders began developing super potent strains that soon made the Netherlands – particularly Amsterdam – the cannabis capital of the world.

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