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As the mayor of Amsterdam, I can see the Netherlands risks becoming a narco-state

Aan de vooravond van de internationale conferentie over regulering van drugs (26 januari 2024 in Amsterdam) schrijft Burgemeester Femke Halsema een opinie artikel in The Guardian.

“We’re proud of our health-led drugs policy, but the rise of the global illegal drugs trade means we need international solutions.
What the Netherlands’ problems reveal is the need for a global shift in the current approach. It’s not a matter of retracting our user-centred policy, but rather advocating for international recognition that the war on drugs is counterproductive.
This means that alternatives should be urgently debated in local governments, national parliaments and especially in international assemblies.” 

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