Amsterdam to ban cannabis in its red light district

It will soon be illegal to smoke cannabis in Amsterdam’s red light district. The new regulations unveiled in the Dutch capital will come into effect from mid-May. It is hoped the measures will make living in the city more hospitable to residents who have long bemoaned tourists’ anti-social behaviour. As well as banning use of cannabis on the street – a popular attraction for tourists visiting the city – sex workers will need to close their venues by 3am. According to local media, almost all councillors supported taking action to combat the disruption caused by visitors.


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