Going to pot

The Netherlands has an interesting smoking ban going into effect on July 1st.

Starting July 1, marijuana will be the only leaf that can be smoked in public places in the Netherlands. Cannabis devotees aren’t celebrating.

I’ve been to Amsterdam, but only to change planes. My parents smoked, and I have had a lifelong aversion to smoking ever since. Public smoking bans have never bothered me in the least.

Local pot smokers, who usually cut joints with tobacco, and owners of the coffee shops where they are allowed to light up will have to change their habits when the nation implements the indoor tobacco ban.

Puffing a pure marijuana cigarette in public will still be permitted; smoking one with tobacco will merit coffee shop owners a $466 fine.

So will police or some type of official be making rounds to check if its 100% cannabis.(Makes me wonder how they will test for that….) Also isn’t 2nd hand marijuana smoke potentially carcinogenic also? Here I was thinking the only crazy public officals were in Florida…..

Hat tip- Jonathan Adler at the Volokh Conspiracy

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