Sunday, May 4, 2008

Marijuana Second or Third Largest Agricultural Export

The 700 coffee shops in the Netherlands which sell marijuana have an annual turnover of about 2 billion Euro. These shops are tolerated by the Dutch government. The tax authorities assess the owners of such coffee shops with approximately 400 million Euro annually. Marijuana is the second or third largest agricultural export product of the Netherlands, after cucumbers and perhaps tomatoes. This was reported by Max Daniel, a police commissioner. It is estimated that 80% of the cultivation of cannabis in the Netherlands is in the hands of organized crime.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

thenk you very much
this news helped me in a debate thing i have to do for school to say why marijuana legalization is bad and, as i couldn't find anything saying that inthe internet, bad news out of context was the only thing that helped me LOL
ps: this is a GREAT idea