Dutch Cops Banned from Smoking Weed
It's worth keeping in mind that marijuana is decriminalized (and not prosecuted) in the Netherlands: the equivalent would be banning NYPD officers from an off-duty beer. Fuhgeddaboudit.
Police in Amsterdam are complaining overnew rules banning them from smoking cannabis while off duty.
Officers in the Dutch capital, famous for its liberal drugs laws, have been told they must set the public "a good moral example".
The ban, due to come into effect on January 1, will make the force the first in the Netherlands to bar officers from using drugs when not at work.
Frank Gittay, the city's police council chairman, said: "Until now police were only banned from showing up for work stoned or drunk.