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almo 1
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 8:59:02 PM
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The Netherlands’ increasing intolerance towards pot is harshing the mellow



ON DECEMBER 31st the world’s oldest coffeeshop, Mellow Yellow, in Amsterdam, was forced to roll down its bright yellow shutters one last time. Over the past half-century, many a foreigner has smoked their first spliff at this cosy cafe, which sat perfectly on the route between two tourist favourites, the Heineken Brewery and Rembrandt Square. Mellow Yellow is the latest in a string of Amsterdam coffeeshop closures, a development that is worrying health workers, law enforcement officials and potheads equally because it may push drugs back onto the street. The number of coffeeshops in the Dutch capital has fallen by half since 1995, from 350 to just 167. Why are so many Amsterdam coffeeshops closing?





taurine
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:19:59 AM

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I never heard about coffee shop... And the name containing a word "mellow"...
Situation is just Faithless.
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