Cannabis Crimes in Holland 'It's not Our Intention to Close Down the Coffee Shops'

The Netherlands' marijuana tolerance policy was meant to prevent use of harder drugs. But Max Daniel, who heads up the Netherlands police unit charged with combatting the organized crime behind the cannabis trade, says a violent industry has developed with exports of €2 billion.
A marijuana joint smoulders in an ashtray in a coffee shop in Rotterdam.

A marijuana joint smoulders in an ashtray in a coffee shop in Rotterdam.

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