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Amsterdam will fine anyone who smokes cannabis in public in the Red Light District

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A ban on cannabis use in public in the Red-Light District in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has now come into effect, to tackle the negative effects of “over-tourism” in the city’s historic district. The measure will sanction those who consume cannabis in public with a fine of €100.

It was in February that the city council of Amsterdam announced a ban on cannabis use in public spaces in the Red-Light District. According to The Guardian, the measure, which is an effort to mitigate the damage and inconvenience of tourism to residents, came into force last Thursday, with several signs posted along the public road and an alert to the new regulations, not forgetting the fines .

Although cannabis use in public spaces is now prohibited in the district, people will still be able to use it inside Coffee Shops and on the respective esplanades and terraces, and the consumption of cannabis is tolerated in the country.

Netherlands: Amsterdam bans smoking cannabis in the Red-Light District

 

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[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]

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I am one of the directors of CannaReporter, which I founded together with Laura Ramos. I am from the unique Island of Madeira, where I currently reside. While I was in Lisbon at FCUL studying Physical Engineering, I became involved in the national hemp and cannabis scene and participated in several associations, some of which I am still a member of. I follow the global industry and especially legislative advances regarding the different uses of cannabis.

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