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Up In Smoke
by Lee

Well, it’s good to know that the United States isn’t the only place that comes up with ludicrous drug laws.

Tourists who flock to Amsterdam to smoke cannabis in its “coffee shops” without fear of prosecution may find their choice curtailed as part of a proposed review of liberal Dutch drug laws.

The Dutch government is considering a ban on the sale of highly potent strains of cannabis under the proposed review, cabinet sources said on Tuesday.

The center-right government in the Netherlands, where cannabis smokers can openly buy and smoke the drug in hundreds of government-regulated “coffee shops,” is to discuss the proposed review in cabinet on Thursday.

The government wants to determine if hashish and marijuana with a very high content of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active compound in cannabis, should be reclassified as “hard” rather than “soft” drugs, cabinet sources said.

Like that?  You can get stoned, you just can’t get stoned too quickly.  So rather than smoke a little of the more potent weed you’re going to have to smoke a lot more of the regular stuff.  Brilliant, huh?  Let’s not forget that you can also legally buy psychedelic mushrooms there as well.  So you can walk down the street hallucinating, no problem there, but get stoned quickly?  Can’t have that, can we?

Posted by Lee on 04/06/04 at 06:49 PM (Discuss this in the forums)

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