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Government Crackdown on Marijuana in the Netherlands: Amsterdam’s War on Weed


Stephen Childs

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  1. I live in Amsterdam, this is not going to happen at all, if it happens is thanks to the stupid muslims invaders who tries to destroy development 🙂 Obviously not all muslims, but in general, that's what they do.

    Once drugs are decriminalised, to make it a crime is against development.

  2. i don't think anyone from the us is going to go all the way to Amsterdam now just to smoke weed when we have Colorado and Washington.

  3. for all the people watching this, I´m from the netherlands
    you guys can come over and have nice time while smoking weed,
    I´ve seen French, Germans, Belgians and many more nationalities come in and buy weed.
    that weed pas is gone(it was gone after 2 months) and only a couple shops will not
    sell you any, just go to a different shop and buy from there

  4. Wow, for the first time in forever I get to ask "When will the Dutch catch up to the liberal policies of the U.S?" haha

  5. As a Dutchman, I really think they should have added subtitles. His accent is really strong and I'm pretty sure it's not easy to understand for a person who isn't familiar with the Dutch accent.

  6. about the map of the Netherlands: where are the little islands above the netherlands? You guys just show one island, bure there are more islands! Could you guys correct this? <im form the netherlands, shame shame shame on you>

  7. finally the dutch are paying attention to their drug problems.  I been to NL not too long ago and I gotta tell ya, amsterdam is one of the most dangerous cities in europe.  High poverty, unemployment, drug related gang violence, homosexuality, and prostitution. I just had to cut my vacation short and get the hell outta that shit hole place.

  8. Vice talks about the "liberal mayor" but "leftist mayor" or "social democratic mayor" would fit better for the mayor you are talking about. In fact, the prime minister shown in this video is a liberal. "Liberal" means something different in many European countries then Americans might think. Liberals in Europe are a bit like "secular Republicans", that's how I would explain it to Americans.

  9. did you know people smoke less weed in amsterdam on avg vs the people here in america,so if the govt wants less people to smoke it then it should be legalized

  10. Illegal trade and crime will take over, tax revenue will plummet, Hard drugs – Heroin, opiates, speed, downers, coke, will come back in a big fucking way, and the moronic paranoid neo-cons who concocted this stupid, backwards political move will have a reason to hate out on foreigners, increase police/military budgets, and blame 'devil weed dealing' for funding ISIS.

  11. It' ironic the the USA, the country that first pushed for criminalization in 1937 and launched 'The War on Drugs' in 1972, now has several States where it's legal and regulated…and keeps moving forward…Kudos to you.

  12. Come on guys, I've been in Amsterdam alone & twice and I smoked it everywhere even before my flight outside the airport and 2 cops came next to me I didn't understand what they were saying to themselves , it was a waste of weed lol , but turns out they were using the same big ashtray that I was using , after that they walked away and I finished my king size RAW joint and next thing I know I'm @ my lame a** country and missing Amsterdam ✌🏽️any way September 2015 , can't wait 😏

  13. this is sad, how can a government be so scandalous stupid, they are giving a paradise place for gang and terrorist organizations to prosper instead of getting any good from it…stupid so stupid…i cant believe i just saw this…

  14. I'm from Sweden so I personally don't have any hands on experience with marijuana. Yet I still can't figure out why alcohol is allowed to be sold but not soft drugs.

  15. Rutte preaches about rubbish, but he cannot proove a word he says. He doesn't believe what he says, he just talks. He cannot imagine plants being grown for consumption if these plants are not 'legaly' owned by big pharmacists. The guy is a fraud.

  16. This is the EU, they want all European countries identicle so you can't tell where one country ends and another one begins.

  17. there is more weed being grown and smoked in wales than anywhere in Holland,i know because,i lived practically 2 hours away from Holland,now i am back home in wales,there isn't a single person that don't smoke weed,there are weed bags all over the streets,people sell it in every street,grow it in every room,even kids grow and smoke it here,i get about ten people nock my door everyday to sell it to me,cheese,kush etc,list is huge and these kids are outgrowing the rest of Europe,the strains are much stronger than Amsterdam,the quality is better too and wales is by far a cheap place,maybe not the cheapest but put it this way in Cardiff you don't look for weed,it finds you

  18. danm didn't know it was that bad, and this is from someone who has lived in Holland for a year. but check this out, there's a place called Middelburg which is a "dry" county, literally there are no coffeshops. and I know in Maastricht like what you saw in Amsterdam here, they've closed many coffeshops. this is what you get when you have right-wingers in power, who might be economically liberal but my god they ain't socially liberal unless a muslim extremist kills someone then all of a sudden they boast about their weed laws, and how tolerant they are

  19. we have the right to remain silent…f**k you we have the right to do whatever we like

  20. This generation didn't vote for it to be illegal so I'm likely to use and not get arrested.

  21. why is this doc so short? needs to be much longer and more detailed!!!
    Every topic, every person, every angle from this particular doco is very interesting.
    Please make a second part to this doco and topic.

  22. This is all a result of dumbass Americans and drunken Brits who are causing all the problems. I live in Amsterdam, grow my own and buy on occasion from coffeeshops that aren't named The Bulldog. This is a non-issue.

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  24. Yes there is a crackdown becuase of all the tourists, becuase they can't handle amsterdam, they get drunk smoke up, and pass out in the street…this does not happen in other areas…if you go outside and check out coffee shops in Den Haag, Rotterdam, Leiden, Haarlem, Utrecht etc, the shops are opened till 2 am etc, and no id's requried nothing… there is nothing that is stopp…i call it propaganda as seen…if you follow the rules, there is no issues…people please keep in mind…the culture does not only revovle around amsterdam city centre and the de waalen…local speaking.

  25. Well wow, the Netherlands government going American… How can you make the output of a system legal and the input illegal? This is directly equivalent to calling on criminals to fulfill the input stream needs, not tax them, spend money to stop them and kill people in the process.

    I support legalizing every substance, EVERYTHING. Because making something illegal is not going to stop people from doing it, especially if it's something easily hidden like doing drugs. However making it illegal will create criminal networks, create unnecessary wars and cause more troubles then the drugs themselves.

  26. the state is "scince" the IRT schandal the biggest drugdealer. They are closing shops down to crick up the prices.

  27. What I find as funny in this, is that this stinks of US involvement, which is the very country, my country, that said cannabis ought to be illegal to start with. Now, several of the US states have told Uncle Sam to go get smoked, and those states are showing their state authority over the fed. The US is the worst country for saying any drug, natural or not, is illegal, especially if it can cause any euphoric effect. They tried it with alcohol, and the people rebelled, which created much of the organized crime that is here, now. It took a constitutional amendment to create prohibition, and another to douche it down the drain. All that, over a bunch of prudish old bible-thumping women, who didn't like the fact, that their husbands had to get tanked, in order to find them attractive. Remember the Church Lady on SNL? That actually is what happened.

    After what the US forced Sweden to do, with those running certain websites, it is as plain as the nose on ones face, as to who is stirring the pot. All pun intended. The Netherlands and Sweden need to tell the US, Brits, and Germans to go drown in the sea.

  28. The Netherlands is going to lose a lot of money if they make marijuana illegal because the pot is making the Netherlands cash cow if they take that away there economy will go down the shitter

  29. coffeeshops are forbidden if they are near 200 meters of a school, students below 18 are not allowed in anyway.
    near 200 m of the school are allot of places were alcohol is sold, and thats ok.

    Fack you Rutte, allang blij dat opstelten opgetyfft is.

  30. I'm only going to Amsterdam for weed. lol its sad but the truth. i dont think in alone. they can say goodbye to alot of tourists if they do it

  31. what a joke 😢 honestly just say war on drugs for more money for myself just at lest leave weed alone

  32. I got a question, can a tourist still buy weed in the cofee shops? I'm belgian so my dutch is perfect but I think they'll hear my accent :/ do I need a weed pass or not?

  33. One of the best cities in the world. There is not gonna change much tho. Weed will stay, coffeeshops will stay, the ammount will only reduce a bit.

  34. You'd think at some point the police would have to reflect and ask themselves, 'why was it necessary for my partner and I to completely destroy someone's property over a plant?'.

    Police, while brave and helpful, seem to have some type of disconnect which prevents them from questioning their pointless, yet damaging tyrannical behavior.

  35. There is a difference between government regulation and the dutch police. Most cops will put their moral compass before the law. And when you walk past them, they'll know how fucking dumb the rules are and just leave you be.

    Most a cop ever did to me was confiscate my weed if i had it in my car. Which is annoying. But if that's all i'll cope…

  36. Shutting down a mans business for selling a plant that's killed 0 people but you can sell alcohol which kills people everyday in a shop right next to it ? Lol your really protecting the kids

  37. "Very unhealthy" unlike the free flowing alcohol that they seem to have no problem serving to minors across Europe.

  38. 😂😂😂its 2017 now and i assure you. The weed business is still going amazingly well mate. Im dutch btw, i know.

  39. I just got back from dam, and I am shocked at how bad the coffee shop sector is suffering. Most shops are closing and weed is stupid expensive

  40. now 2018
    The new government will allow legal weed to be distributed in a number of municipalities. The government cannabis is cultivated nationally and then distributed among six to ten municipalities. It is a test to see whether legal cultivation decreases crime and the weed can contain fewer harmful substances.

  41. Weird.. I have been in Amsterdam some months ago and cannabis was everywhere, including made ice cream and cookies.

  42. Alot of crackheads in the comments section i see XD. If weed so damn good for everyone why don't pilots and surgeons do it on the job.

  43. Jesus Christ…I thought we learned this lesson with prohibition and the rise of Al Capone. How the hell is it that we're still going backwards??? We have GOT to get out of the business of moral policing…TODAY!

  44. I feel some Strong and powerful Nation are behind this BANNING WEED.
    live and let live.

  45. You cant buy it you cant grow it you cant sell it through Coffeshop its the most fuckt up law Of our nation Holland

  46. The coffeeshops showed in this documentary are realy bad 😂 you need the smaller shops in the smaller towns for the best weed.

  47. The gov lost it, right? Cuz i saw a video about weed in Amsterdam, and that's only 1 years old

  48. I am from the Netherlands and this free-wheeling pretty much destroyed Amsterdam so, yes, maybe it's time for one hell of a clean-up.

  49. This opened up the eyes of a former NL citizen. Great Documentary!

  50. I lived in Amsterdam in the 80s. It was a free place that was relatively free of serious crime. People like artists and musicians used to live inexpensively. Now, Holland is being sucked into this worldwide authoritarian, conservative, white nationalist movement. Greed and racism is king, it's impossible to find an affordable place to live, and the government is using roughneck ractics to intimidate citizens.

  51. I don’t get it, growing the plant is illegal and there is no licence in the country for it either but use of it is “tolerated” and it is also sold under licence in coffee shops. Why not legalise it altogether or at least allow growing licences with paid tax as a business? If America, Canada and Uruguay can I don’t see why the Netherlands can’t 😕🤷🏽‍♂️..?

  52. Cheese or shit marijuana! What is more important for the dummies in the Dutch?

  53. Cunts how very dare they fucking closing weed shops to open a bar alcahol is basically selling bottle a smack

  54. Cannabis is a drug that is nothing but bad for our bodies. But humans are allowed to choose to harm themselves with alcohol for the mental/emotional benefits.

  55. Well I don’t care if weed is not legal in Germany I live near border to Amsterdam so I don’t care lol

  56. Visiting Amsterdam and looking for a plug? Just hit this guy up on instagram: amsterdamstuff4u

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