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November 1, 2012
Jay, 29 years old from London, smokes cannabis in a coffee shop on November 1 in the center of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Coffee shops in the Dutch captial will remain open to tourists after its mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, decided that tourists will not be banned from the 220 coffee shops in Amsterdam where marijuana and hashish are openly sold and consumed. The decision came after the new government of the Netherlands stated that it would be up to local authorities to decide whether or not to impose a ban on cannabis.