Amsterdam: Hold the Tobacco, Pass the Joint

A Dutch ban on cigarette smoking in public places takes effect today, but people still will be able to light up in the country's cafes — as long as they are smoking pot. The nationwide tobacco ban is intended to protect workers from secondhand smoke in bars, cafes and restaurants. Even the country's 700-plus coffee shops, where marijuana smoking is tolerated, will be subject to the no-tobacco rule. "It would have been wrong to move towards a smoke-free catering industry and then make an...Full Story
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