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Smoking cannabis in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty

If there’s one contradiction that goes to the heart of why Dutch drugs policy has lost its way, it’s this: that while it’s legal for “coffee shops” to(...)

Aftermath of a  shooting in the Amsterdam district of Buitenveldert, where Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead. Photograph: Getty

While there were many chilling aspects to Wednesday’s brazen assassination of 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum in Amsterdam, undoubtedly the criticism (...)