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The Dutch drug policy from a regulatory perspective. / Spapens, Toine; Muller, Thaddeus; Van de Bunt, Henk .

In: European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, Vol. 21, No. 1, 03.2015, p. 191-205.

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Spapens, T, Muller, T & Van de Bunt, H 2015, 'The Dutch drug policy from a regulatory perspective', European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 191-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-014-9249-3

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Spapens, T., Muller, T., & Van de Bunt, H. (2015). The Dutch drug policy from a regulatory perspective. European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, 21(1), 191-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-014-9249-3

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Spapens T, Muller T, Van de Bunt H. The Dutch drug policy from a regulatory perspective. European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research. 2015 Mar;21(1):191-205. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-014-9249-3

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Spapens, Toine ; Muller, Thaddeus ; Van de Bunt, Henk . / The Dutch drug policy from a regulatory perspective. In: European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research. 2015 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 191-205.

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