Famous marijuana paradise Amsterdam is banning marijuana off the streets of the city’s notorious red-light district while illicit marijuana stores seem to spring up everywhere in New York City.
After receiving years of complaints from locals that annoying tourists are ruining their city, there has been a crackdown on bars and prostitutes.
According to a report by BBC News, they are walking while puffing will be prohibited beginning in the middle of May. By two in the morning, pubs and restaurants must close their doors when brothels are required to complete by 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
A representative for the local government issued a statement saying, “The atmosphere worsens, especially at night.” “A lot of folks hang out for a very long time while they are intoxicated. This compromises getting a restful night’s sleep.
Dutch law permits open sales of cannabis products in cafes as long as they do not cause a disturbance.
After one in the morning, no outsiders are permitted in the red-light area. On Saturdays and Fridays.
After 4:00 p.m., alcohol sales are already prohibited. From Sunday to Thursday, but starting in the spring, shops and cafes will have to keep beer, wine, and spirits out of sight during that time.
The decision to legalize recreational marijuana coincides with the city once known as New Amsterdam grappling with the new law.
Small businesses selling marijuana without a permit may be found around the Big Apple, prompting Mayor Adams and Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to initiate a crackdown earlier this week.
“New York residents have had enough,” Adams said in launching the policy.