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Amsterdam Coffeeshop Banned?

by Amsterdam.com
​Better get to Amsterdam before it’s too late!

The marijuana industry is responsible for a lot of the Netherlands success. It is a multi-billion euro industry, making up a large chunk of this country’s economy. Legislation is underway to put an end to this commerce. Not only does this ban threaten the economy, it threatens the laid back laissez faire lifestyle it has become so famous for. Known for their liberal social policies, these changes warn caution.

Just as common as grocery stores or pharmacies, coffeeshops fill the streets of the Amsterdam and other border towns.  Walk in, and you’ll be greeted by a friendly bud tender. The sommelier of their industry, they know and understand every strand and its purpose.  Pick your poison! With multiple (understatement) different types of weed to choose from, why not sample around. You can also find pre-rolled joints, delectable marijuana infused treats ranging from brownies to tea, and hash for the extra adventurous.

While the sale up to 5 grams per day per customer is currently legal, anything above that is not. While the laws are meant to be bent here, this may not last long.  Current customers tend to be middle class, and often foreign. Italian, Spanish, French, and English are commonly heard throughout.

Christian Democrats are responsible for the latest push. This political party is the junior partner in the minority government, and also happens to be one of the larger parties in a fragile and fragmented political system.  While the Christian Democrats would like to see all 700-something coffeeshops shut down completely, for now they are settling on the tourist restrictions.  This will mean coffeeshops transforming into a members only club, with membership only being extended to local residents. “Weed Passes” will get you access to all the same marijuana facilities available to everyone now.

With a decision expected to be put into action by the end of this year, your time to get to Amsterdam is limited. The end of foreigners smoking on the streets of the Netherlands is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the world famous coffee shops!

Amsterdam Coffeeshop Banned?

by Amsterdam.com
​Better get to Amsterdam before it’s too late!

The marijuana industry is responsible for a lot of the Netherlands success. It is a multi-billion euro industry, making up a large chunk of this country’s economy. Legislation is underway to put an end to this commerce. Not only does this ban threaten the economy, it threatens the laid back laissez faire lifestyle it has become so famous for. Known for their liberal social policies, these changes warn caution.

Just as common as grocery stores or pharmacies, coffeeshops fill the streets of the Amsterdam and other border towns.  Walk in, and you’ll be greeted by a friendly bud tender. The sommelier of their industry, they know and understand every strand and its purpose.  Pick your poison! With multiple (understatement) different types of weed to choose from, why not sample around. You can also find pre-rolled joints, delectable marijuana infused treats ranging from brownies to tea, and hash for the extra adventurous.

While the sale up to 5 grams per day per customer is currently legal, anything above that is not. While the laws are meant to be bent here, this may not last long.  Current customers tend to be middle class, and often foreign. Italian, Spanish, French, and English are commonly heard throughout.

Christian Democrats are responsible for the latest push. This political party is the junior partner in the minority government, and also happens to be one of the larger parties in a fragile and fragmented political system.  While the Christian Democrats would like to see all 700-something coffeeshops shut down completely, for now they are settling on the tourist restrictions.  This will mean coffeeshops transforming into a members only club, with membership only being extended to local residents. “Weed Passes” will get you access to all the same marijuana facilities available to everyone now.

With a decision expected to be put into action by the end of this year, your time to get to Amsterdam is limited. The end of foreigners smoking on the streets of the Netherlands is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the world famous coffee shops!
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