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Dutch govt scraps 'weed pass' for coffee shops

 
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11/22/2012 04:15 PM

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Yay for me!

I'll be living there by the end of the year so this is good news.
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11/22/2012 04:18 PM

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GLP effect


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GLP effect


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God Bless the GLP Affect :)
Éireann~

Eisteacht le gra! ~ArunaLuna (Translation from Gaelic: "Listen to Love!")

"And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." - Thomas Jefferson, from a Letter to John Taylor written in 1816

"Unfortunately, it is in the nature of man to tinker - even with immutable truth. Thus, we must be ever vigilant... - James Munford

“It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else, and still unknown to himself.” - Francis Bacon

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths" - Aleksander Pushkin
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I do not give negative Karma. I believe that all opinions are worthy of debate and discussion. Free speech is essential to the growth and advancement of each individual and all of Humankind.
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11/22/2012 04:28 PM
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The pass may be scrapped, but officially it's still forbidden for foreigners to buy. You have to show your ID now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24179936


not everywhere; it's every city's own choice. Some towns in the south will choose that approach to avoid weed tourism, but cities like Amsterdam, Utrecht, Groningen whatever will still be open for foreigners to buy it
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11/22/2012 04:38 PM
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dope-selling coffee shops in Amsterdam won't be shutting their doors to foreign visitors any time soon, a huge relief to the hundreds of thousands of tourists who enjoy a toke or two in the Dutch capital alongside their excursions on the canals and to the museums.

Amsterdam welcomed Tuesday changes in the national government's drug policies as a green light to let tourists keep rolling in to the city's 220 world famous cafes that sell cannabis, marijuana and pre-rolled joints alongside cups of coffee.

On Monday night, Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten sent a letter to Parliament announcing he was scrapping a nationwide rollout of the so-called "weed pass" that was designed to keep non-Dutch residents out of coffee shops.

[link to travel.ca.msn.com]

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 Quoting: Mordier L'eft


Sounds like a hit in the pocket$ of the merchants. The pocket always listens to discontent.
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11/22/2012 04:41 PM
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Meh, made no difference to me as I hold dual citizenship with the Netherlands.

But for all my non Dutch compadres.

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Smoke en if you got em.
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11/22/2012 04:50 PM
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Hoory, useless hipsters, pothead boomers, and Rastafarians rejoice!

It's amazing that the freedom that most people are so vehemently trying to earn is the right to escapism!
 Quoting: AmericanJedi


What is really amazing is how ignorant of the subject you appear to be.

Also, the greatest escapism of all is the domain of those who most vehemently demand the continued criminalization of marijuana; those who believe a magic spirit in the sky will make take good care of them even after the heat death of the universe.
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11/22/2012 05:03 PM
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nice!hf
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11/22/2012 05:30 PM
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I smoked weed for many many years before quitting in 1998. Where I lived in UK it was illegal but socially acceptable. I choose not to smoke cannabis today but believe strongly that criminalization came from heavy lobbying of government by the tobacco companies. Hemp is a wonderful plant that has not been utilized to it's full extent.
I stopped smoking weed after 12 years because I did not enjoy the trip at all. It was not difficult to stop (other than it taking 12 years to decide!) and I was not excluded from any of my social circles for having made the decision. I have no regrets.
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11/22/2012 05:47 PM
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The pass may be scrapped, but officially it's still forbidden for foreigners to buy. You have to show your ID now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24179936


Nope...Fail...

Just got back the other day and all is still good... No ID is required and according to the 50+ coffee shops we visited over a few days it ain't going to change anytime soon.


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11/22/2012 05:54 PM
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I smoked weed for many many years before quitting in 1998. Where I lived in UK it was illegal but socially acceptable. I choose not to smoke cannabis today but believe strongly that criminalization came from heavy lobbying of government by the tobacco companies. Hemp is a wonderful plant that has not been utilized to it's full extent.
I stopped smoking weed after 12 years because I did not enjoy the trip at all. It was not difficult to stop (other than it taking 12 years to decide!) and I was not excluded from any of my social circles for having made the decision. I have no regrets.
cool2
 Quoting: Shiva Nataraja


lol, I had re-read your post, I thought you said it IS difficult to stop.

I was gonna tell you be thankful you've never had to quit benzos, opiates, or a hard drug. The worst pains in the world don't compare!


hehe
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11/22/2012 06:24 PM
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Hoory, useless hipsters, pothead boomers, and Rastafarians rejoice!

It's amazing that the freedom that most people are so vehemently trying to earn is the right to escapism!
 Quoting: AmericanJedi


its the right for you and the rest of you bat shit nuts fundies not to tell us how or what to consume you stupid fucking prick
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11/22/2012 07:35 PM
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I smoked weed for many many years before quitting in 1998. Where I lived in UK it was illegal but socially acceptable. I choose not to smoke cannabis today but believe strongly that criminalization came from heavy lobbying of government by the tobacco companies. Hemp is a wonderful plant that has not been utilized to it's full extent.
I stopped smoking weed after 12 years because I did not enjoy the trip at all. It was not difficult to stop (other than it taking 12 years to decide!) and I was not excluded from any of my social circles for having made the decision. I have no regrets.
cool2
 Quoting: Shiva Nataraja


lol, I had re-read your post, I thought you said it IS difficult to stop.

I was gonna tell you be thankful you've never had to quit benzos, opiates, or a hard drug. The worst pains in the world don't compare!


hehe
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Definitely... didn't enjoy detox from heroin at all! My verdict on opiates was... "Nice place to visit... Wouldn't want to live there."

To anyone struggling with opiates... Man up and take the pain! You WILL be free!
Best advice I ever heard regarding drugs... "Great slave... Terrible master."

If meditation was illegal, more people would practice it!
ana
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12/07/2012 05:34 AM

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dope-selling coffee shops in Amsterdam won't be shutting their doors to foreign visitors any time soon, a huge relief to the hundreds of thousands of tourists who enjoy a toke or two in the Dutch capital alongside their excursions on the canals and to the museums.

Amsterdam welcomed Tuesday changes in the national government's drug policies as a green light to let tourists keep rolling in to the city's 220 world famous cafes that sell cannabis, marijuana and pre-rolled joints alongside cups of coffee.

On Monday night, Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten sent a letter to Parliament announcing he was scrapping a nationwide rollout of the so-called "weed pass" that was designed to keep non-Dutch residents out of coffee shops.

[link to travel.ca.msn.com]

anaanaanaana

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 Quoting: Mordier L'eft


:dutchweed:

:Netherlands:
A small change at one place in a complex system, can have large effects elswhere..
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12/07/2012 05:56 AM
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I was in A'dam for one day earlier this month on a layover between flights and went for a walk around the city center... it certainly seemed like "business as usual" to me, dense crowds and lots of business in the coffee shops! Glad to hear they are scrapping the idea of not letting foreigners in the coffee shops!

I also saw something there I had never seen before (last time I was there for two weeks in 2005): bright green, coca-infused liquor! Wish I had gotten some to bring home in my suitcase.....

stoner
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26942431


Amsterdam was/is still free from rules...

Die domme kut regels where going to be in effect in Jan 2013.

:)
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12/07/2012 06:05 AM
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Hoory, useless hipsters, pothead boomers, and Rastafarians rejoice!
 Quoting: AmericanJedi


I truely believe that humanity was intended to consume cannabis (as a drink) as a part of a healthy diet.

What country has the lowest rate of alzheimers in the world?

Northern India
Ballabgarh in northern India has unusually low levels of Alzheimer's disease. More than 820,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, a number that is expected to double by 2051. Is there anything that can be learnt from this region to slow the trend
[link to news.bbc.co.uk]

What do they do in Northen India?

Drink Bhang
[link to www.bestofbombay.com]

" the most popular of them is the use of cannabis in the form of bhang, derived from dried leaves of the plant that grows all over northern India, especially in the Terai.

They drink less Bhang when they move to the city. And get more dementia.

[link to www.letfreedomgrow.com]



Cannabis tea is healthy for nursing mothers and infants. Cannabis reduces infant mortality:
[link to www.salem-news.com]

"A total of 2,964 babies were drug-tested at birth to see if they were positive for drugs - cocaine, opioids or cannabis were studied. 44% of the infants tested positive for all varieties of drugs, including the 3 being studied. During the first two years of their lives, 44 babies from the original group died. Since statistics are a drag to slog through, I'll cut right to the chase - the deaths per thousand live births - the numbers tell the story.

"No drugs at birth" deaths....... 15.7 deaths per 1000 live births

"Cocaine positive" deaths.......17.7 deaths per 1000 live births

"Opiate positive" deaths.......18.4 deaths per 1000 live births

"Cannabis positive" deaths.... 8.9 deaths per 1000 live births [5]

The cocaine and opiate babies have a higher death rate than the "No drugs" babies - that was to be expected. But look at the "cannabis" babies! Having extra cannabinoids in their bodies at birth (and likely later, from 2nd-hand exposure, or breast milk) seems to have some sort of a protective effect. The "cannabis" infants have a mortality rate almost half of what the "No drugs" infants have"
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