Marijuana

3:47pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Politics

Colorado Voters Will Decide on Marijuana Legalization Question

Petr Brož Creative Commons

State lawmakers have finalized the language for the November ballot. Most of the discussion centered on amendment 64, which would legalize small amounts of marijuana for people over the age of 21.

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5:08am

Wed September 5, 2012
Europe

Election Results Could End Pot-Selling Coffee Shops

Next week's election in the Netherlands could seal the fate of Amsterdam coffee shops that also sell pot to foreign tourists. Some parties favor, and others oppose, a plan to restrict the shops' business. Cafe owners are struggling to get their customers to the polls.

2:15pm

Sun August 26, 2012
Politics

Supporters of Amendment 64 Have Raised $1.4 Million

Funding from supporters by state siding with Amendment 64
I-News

3:46pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Planet Money

Episode 395: Maastricht, Marijuana And The European Dream

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 8:15 am

Marijuana in Maastricht
Ermindo Armino AP
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Maastricht is the home of the euro. It's the Dutch town where European leaders signed the treaty that created the single currency.

It's also a place where it's legal for "coffeeshops" to sell marijuana.

Tourists from around Europe used to come to Maastricht to get high. Recently, though, Maastricht's mayor soured on marijuana tourism, and the town banned the sale of the drug to foreigners.

On today's show: Even in the home of the euro, the European Dream still isn't a reality.

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10:45am

Thu August 9, 2012
Planet Money

The Marijuana Trade In The Euro's Birthplace

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 8:26 am

Marijuana in Maastricht
Ermindo Armino AP

Zoe Chace and Robert Smith are reporting from European borders this week. This is the second story in a four-part series.

Maastricht, a town in the Netherlands, is known largely for two things.

  1. The treaty that created the euro was signed there.
  2. Marijuana is legal there, and it's sold at "coffee shops" around town.

This is the story of the troubled relationship between those two claims to fame.

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