What can we learn from the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop system?

@article{MacCoun2011WhatCW,
  title={What can we learn from the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop system?},
  author={Robert J MacCoun},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 11},
  pages={1899-910}
}
AIMS To examine the empirical consequences of officially tolerated retail sales of cannabis in the Netherlands, and possible implications for the legalization debate. METHODS Available Dutch data on the prevalence and patterns of use, treatment, sanctioning, prices and purity for cannabis dating back to the 1970s are compared to similar indicators in Europe and the United States. RESULTS The available evidence suggests that the prevalence of cannabis use among Dutch citizens rose and fell… CONTINUE READING
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