@Electronics4u I highly doubt that you are really watching The Wire coz you are full of :meffi: , but just in case you are truly watching THE WIRE one of the greatest TV shows ever made, then ukifika Season 3 episode 4 you will learn about HAMSTERDAM.
Season 3 was one of the most hilarious yet shocking seasons of THE WIRE. It stars Robert Wisdom one of the most underrated actors in hollywood as Police Major Howard “Bunny” Colvin.
No drug is legal in Amsterdam, neither were drugs legal in Hamsterdam. The correct word is tolerated. Hard drugs for personal recreational use in small amounts are tolerated in Amsterdam. Legally you CAN be prosecuted, but practically, you won’t.
It’s not a law. The law says drugs are illegal. Same thing in cities of Nord Rhein Westfalen (Germany) that border the Netherlands. Drugs are illegal, but no one is going to bother you for using small amounts. No one is going to bother you for using whatever drug in the Netherlands - in small quantities.
I can give you very many examples as I have many friends living in the Netherlands and I’ve been there many times. Question is how do I prove it? All I have for it is my word.
If you keep watching the clip you posted, utaona Rawls saying the idea worked. Crime dropped by 14 %. They sacked him cause ofpolitics, to save their careers. Bunny even says the community was sending him letters of gratitude in the same clip.
The use of drugs by persons aged 18 years or older is not a criminal offence in the Netherlands. But to prevent nuisance, municipal authorities can include a provision in their general municipal bye-laws prohibiting drug use in designated areas. If you use drugs in one of these designated areas, you may be arrested or ordered to pay a fine.
Lakini ujue possession of drugs (soft or hard) is illegal. But if the amount is small enough that you can prove it was for self use (not selling or trafficking) no one will bother you.
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It is against the law to possess, sell or produce hard drugs at any time. If you are in possession of hard drugs, or sell them or produce them, you may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment and/or the payment of a fine.
Sentences for substances on Schedule I (hard drugs) of the Opium Act are heavier than for those on Schedule II (soft drugs).
That’s not how it works. No cop is walking around with a measuring device. An eye test is sufficient to tell what’s for self use and what’s for trade.
The whole point of the Central /Northern European approach to drugs is not to criminalize the end user, but rather the producers and suppliers.