oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Dutch drugs policy updated after twenty years

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



In September 1995 the Dutch Government published a paper on its future drugs policy and in spring 1996 this paper was discussed in parliament. The reasons for this were many and diverse. Since the last important reform of the Dutch Narcotics Act in 1976' a lot had changed in society, new kinds of drugs and drug-use had spread and the Dutch drugs policy was put under pressure.

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