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Free weed to get Dutch people voting

Dutch coffeeshops in Maastricht will offer free weed for regular customers when they vote for the parliamentary elections on June 9, said President Marc Josemans of the Maastricht coffeeshop owners.

“We hope free weed will motivate our customers to vote because most cannabis users are very lazy when it comes to voting,” said José Mans. He stressed that the action is symbolic. “We cannot verify that they really are going to vote.”

The Maastricht coffeeshops don’t believe the announced closing by coffee shops in other cities will reach any thing. “We do not believe that will force people to vote.

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