The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

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Saturday, April 28, 2012


Netherlands Outlaws Tourists in the Cannabis Cafes
"A judge in the Netherlands has upheld a new law to ban foreign tourists from entering cannabis cafes. While soft drugs are tolerated, there is growing concern at tourists visiting just for drugs, and foreign dealers selling illegally at home. The ban is due to start in three southern provinces next month, and go nationwide by the end of the year. A group of cafe owners argued at The Hague district court that the ban was discriminatory against foreigners."

I heard this excerpted on the BBC World News as I drove home from the U yesterday. It is a rather strange situation and issue. From my perspective, I suspect it will slow the economy significantly in those regions of the Netherlands where the Cafes are located, for I think the tourist use probably represents the lion's share of patrons.

 I have never tried cannabis. I have wondered what it is like. I even thought that maybe if some year one of the research meetings I attend is in the Netherlands, I *might* try it in one of those cafes. Now it looks like that is no longer even a pipe dream. Oh well.

 PipeTobacco

5 Comments:

Blogger austere said...

D'you suppose there'd be a black market in this sort of thing?

D'you suppose such a law is enforceable?

Saturday, 28 April, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

Shucks, I tried it years ago but never got hooked on it, figure I already have enough bad habits, interesting stuff if you get some good stuff.

You really should try it, for research you know, just don't get hooked on it.

Saturday, 28 April, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

Mainly because it's a pretty expensive bad habit, but it will (generally) mellow you out if you are worked up about something.

Saturday, 28 April, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

D'you suppose such a law is enforceable?

Hell no....

Saturday, 28 April, 2012  
Blogger BBC said...

It will also make you think you are smarter than you really are.

Saturday, 28 April, 2012  

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