Schools Too Close to CoffeeshopsSeptember 7, 2011
Last year 58 cannabis coffeeshops in The Netherlands were located too close to schools, according to the Dutch statistics office Netherlands Statistics.
Coffeeshops are supposed to be located at least 350 meters away from secondary education schools.
Dutch Education Minister Marja van Bijsterveldt subsequently stated that the coffeeshops must move so that, "students' educational careers don't go up in smoke."
In 2010, Holland had 650 cannabis coffeeshops. Holland has 12 provinces and most cannabis coffeeshops are located in North Holland province (which contains the city of Amsterdam where most of the nation's coffeeshops reside) and South Holland province.