The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson 05/31/11

Amsterdam plans to ban tourists from cannabis cafes, Ad-Busters assaults Absolut, and British police unveil a new gadget that detects drug residue on pub-crawlers hands.

End of an era in Amsterdam?
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Dirk Hanson, MA, is a freelance science writer and the author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. He is also the author of The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution. He has worked as a business and science reporter for numerous magazines and trade publications including Wired, Scientific American, The Dana Foundation and more. He currently edits the Addiction Inbox blog. Email: [email protected]