How New Cannabis Prohibition Laws Created Crime in Holland

Members of local government in Holland decided to implement stricter marijuana laws which then gave more power to violent street dealers that began to take over the market.

When the governments realized this was happening, they eased up on some of the laws again. When the coffeshops were allowed to sell cannabis to tourists again, members of these gangs threatened coffeshop owners because their business was being taken away from them, This video shows footage of one of the street dealers threatening a coffeshop owner and the experience of the person who was filming the confrontation.

Via WeAreChange

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  • Ted Heistman

    Too bad we don’t live in a democracy, otherwise we might be able ti implement policies reflecting this dynamic of illegality of controlled substances and crime

  • Anarchy Pony

    Drugs’ illegality make them that much more lucrative. It’s not anymore in the interest of the traffickers than it is the police/military/banking/industrial complex to legalize them.

  • rhetorics_killer

    At the very least we finally get a ‘scientific proof’ of the perversity of those minds who carefully design ‘war on drugs’. Not that things were not clear before, since Holland always displayed crime statistics much lower than any country around. Unfortunately politicians are anything but rational thinking people, and so are their cherished average people, those who consider voting. For the sake of those, we will preserve the charm of illegal consumption.

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