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Amsterdam Pot Ban Aims to Stop Students Smoking in School

By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
December 12, 2012

Officials in Amsterdam have stated that they will have to adjust school policy and ban students from smoking marijuana while on school grounds.

Amsterdam is known for its open drug policy that allows people to avoid prosecution from police while possessing small amounts of marijuana. The drug is still technically illegal in the country, but is tolerated under the country's laws.

On Wednesday, Amsterdam's mayor Eberhard van der Laan announced plans to implement the ban starting the first day of 2013. Official's explained that it is against the law to smoke on school grounds or playgrounds, but school administrators in some schools found that kids would smoke marijuana close by to schools and arrive to class stoned, leaving teachers unable to levy any punishment. (...)

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