Amsterdam cracking down on drugs..

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http://www.newsweek.com/id/57618/page/1


In Amsterdam the Psilocybe cubensis has become a regular on the menu of stimulants offered to visitors. The "magic mushroom," as it is more commonly known, has a lot going for it. It's cheap, it's organic, and upon consumption the coolest things happen to you: dustbins turn into green dragons, trees turn into vertical lines, and faces take on funny shapes. Yet the mushroom's biggest asset in the Netherlands is that it's legal. Just drop by one of Amsterdam's so-called "smart shops," with self-explanatory names such as Euphoria, Conscious Dreams or Altered State. For less than 20 bucks popular brands like Philosopher's Stone or the Golden Teacher will give you a mesmerizing evening.

Holland's fungus fantasy, however, could soon be over. Last week the Dutch health minister proposed a total ban on the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms in the Netherlands. If the government has its way, which is very likely, the mushroom will become an illegal drug within a few months. The ban will almost certainly spell the end of an industry that has been flourishing in Holland since the mid '90s, forcing the majority of smart shops to start selling wooden shoes or Delft Blue pottery. But it also, some argue, heralds the end of the country's world-famous lenient drug policy.
 

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#2
Oh, I mis-got the thread heading. I thought it was something about crack running out.
 
#5
I gave up smoking in 1990 but discovered how really, really interesting my fingers were in Amsterdam in 1995. Bless KLM.
 
#6
Whiskybreath said:
I gave up smoking in 1990 but discovered how really, really interesting my fingers were in Amsterdam in 1995. Bless KLM.
er... actually they were my fingers and you still don't know where they'd been :D
 
#7
Bugger. No wonder I walked round in circles for four hours. You've got purple hair, right?
 
#8
Made the mistake of asking for a "Space cake" insted of a "Hash cake" once. Didn't come down for about a week
 

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