Amsterdam is to crack down on the sale of hashish and magic mushroom-connected souvenirs in an work to ditch the town centre’s druggy picture.
The sale of weed biscuits, cannabis lollypops and the like in metropolis centre shops equally conflicts with nearby zoning rules which prohibit the sale of souvenirs, and encourages medicines use, town officers say.
In addition, Ilse Griek, a member of the city centre borough council informed the Parool, the items are misleading since they don’t have any unlawful medicine.
Drug souvenirs utilized to be bought in tourist retailers only but are now showing in the windows of mini supermarkets and wafel stores, Griek explained to the paper.
This week, 6 outlets shut to Dam square and Rembrandtplein had been warned about their window shows, the paper stated. Shopkeepers who refuse to clear away the banned provides encounter fines managing into hundreds of euros and getting the items confiscated.
Metropolis councils voted in favour of a movement to halt the sale of cannabis-connected vacationer products and solutions at the end of very last year.
The checks are aspect of efforts to make the city centre additional appealing to locals, shoppers and firms. Due to the fact 2017 there has been a ban on new retailers in the town centre which concentrate on holidaymakers or sell fast food stuff.
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