Netherlands to classify high-potency cannabis as hard drug

Sceptics say move to group cannabis containing more than 15% THC with cocaine and ecstasy will be hard to enforce
The Guardian (UK)
Friday, October 7, 2011

The Dutch government has said it will move to classify high-potency cannabis alongside hard drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy, the latest step in the country's ongoing reversal of its liberal policies. The decision means most of the cannabis now sold in Dutch coffee shops would have to be replaced by milder variants. But sceptics said the move would be difficult to enforce, and that it could simply lead many users to smoke more of the less potent weed.