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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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12:25pm

Tue April 3, 2012
The Two-Way

Dude, It's The Cars: Parking Problems May Kill Pot Tourism In The Netherlands

A woman smoking marijuana at an Amsterdam cafe in February 2007.
Christopher Furlong Getty Images

Fairly deep into today's New York Times report about a push by lawmakers in the Netherlands to make it illegal for coffee shops there to sell marijuana and hashish to foreigners is this explanation:

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