Smoke Up These 10 Coffeeshops Before the Tourist Cannabis Ban Hits Amsterdam

Starting next year, you might not be able to anymore.

It might come as a shock, but many people are unaware that cannabis is not actually legal in Amsterdam, despite its thriving “coffeeshop” industry. Confused? Understandable. Instead of legalizing cannabis, back in the 1980’s Amsterdam adopted what is known as a “Gedoogbeleid” (say that three times fast), which is basically a “tolerance” towards coffeeshops selling cannabis under strict conditions. People who prefer to smoke at home can also catch a break—once they fall within the legally accepted amount, which, according to the NL government, is a max of five grams of cannabis or five hemp plants.

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