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World's Biggest Joint Abandoned

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A group in Amsterdam has abandoned its plan to roll and smoke the world's biggest joint. They were afraid their project would be illegal even in Amsterdam. Dutch authorities allow the personal use of marijuana, but the limit is set at five grams. Organizers of the giant joint wanted to get around the restriction by getting 100 people to each contribute their supply. But now they say the "small print" of the law means their giant joint is "not possible."

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A group in Amsterdam has abandoned its plan to roll and smoke the world's biggest joint. They were afraid their project would be illegal, even in Amsterdam. Dutch authorities allow the personal use of marijuana, but you can only have five grams. Organizers of the giant joint wanted to get around the restriction by getting 100 people to each contribute their supply. But they now say the small print in the law means their giant joint is not legally possible.

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