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11 Bravo
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No point for a lot of people to go there anymore I reckon. 

"The Dutch government on Friday said it would start banning tourists from buying cannabis from "coffee shops" and impose restrictions on Dutch customers by the end of the year."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110527/wl_ … h_cannabis
11 Bravo
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+965|4193|Cleveland, Ohio
what does this say about pot?  i mean one of the most liberal places for pot is laying the smack down.  and we here in the US are trying to free its use.  confusing.
Spearhead
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+731|5646|Tampa Bay Florida
Probably to stop the drug trafficking... lots of people go there and try to smuggle it back from wherever it came from.
Jaekus
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11 Bravo wrote:

what does this say about pot?  i mean one of the most liberal places for pot is laying the smack down.  and we here in the US are trying to free its use.  confusing.
My personal view is some of the strict laws the US has regarding drug use and possession are too draconian. Users and small time dealers should not get harsh penalties nor mandatory minimum sentencing, it just ends up costing the tax payer more money and makes more people part of the criminal justice system. Big time dealers, sure, throw the book at them. The police force could be better focussed on catching the bigger fish than trying to bust anyone with a bag of pot.

Spearhead" wrote:

Probably to stop the drug trafficking... lots of people go there and try to smuggle it back from wherever it came from.
Wouldn't use in a cafe restrict smuggling though? I don't know how it works but from friends who have been there you order and smoke in the cafe, not buying it in bulk to take some home.
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I like how they're trying to fight crime by creating an illegal underground market.
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the cockroach wilders. still, am sure you can get what ever you want in holland as a tourist.
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jord
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I guess I might have to go this year instead of next then.

Gonna hit their economy I bet.
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Spearhead wrote:

Probably to stop the drug trafficking... lots of people go there and try to smuggle it back from wherever it came from.
More likely they don't want low-grade tourists coming to their country to take drugs.
I doubt they give a toss about drugs being shipped abroad, other than the pressure they come under from other countries.
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Benzin
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Yea, Wilders is a right git. He's probably one of the most hardcore right wingers in all of Europe and he's in power...

Jaekus: You can buy bags of weed and take it home with you for personal consumption. You don't have to buy it and keep it there. Certainly you can buy prerolled joints (€3.50 for a 50/50 and €6 for a pure was the going rate when I was there in March 2008), but it's not required.

Amsterdam is an awesome city, though, and you should go there but not for the drugs. It's one of those cities where you can truly feel the history everywhere around you.

Last edited by CapnNismo (2011-05-28 01:10:07)

Kampframmer
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+313|3799|Amsterdam
I actually dont give a shit.

I find it fun that we have something that other countries dont and that were known for it, but on the other hand, i find it annoying that its drugs and that lots of people come here only to smoke weed and fuck hookers.
11 Bravo
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Spearhead wrote:

Probably to stop the drug trafficking... lots of people go there and try to smuggle it back from wherever it came from.
More likely they don't want low-grade tourists coming to their country to take drugs.
I doubt they give a toss about drugs being shipped abroad, other than the pressure they come under from other countries.
but tbh not too many people would otherwise go there.  ive been there and its a cool place, but im not a pothead.  so, i bet they would take a big hit in money.
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11 Bravo wrote:

No point for a lot of people to go there anymore I reckon. 

"The Dutch government on Friday said it would start banning tourists from buying cannabis from "coffee shops" and impose restrictions on Dutch customers by the end of the year."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110527/wl_ … h_cannabis
o_O wut.

Spearhead" wrote:

Probably to stop the drug trafficking... lots of people go there and try to smuggle it back from wherever it came from.
Wouldn't use in a cafe restrict smuggling though? I don't know how it works but from friends who have been there you order and smoke in the cafe, not buying it in bulk to take some home.
Can also just buy it and take it with you. You don't actually have to smoke inside the cafe.

Last edited by RDMC (2011-05-28 07:37:49)

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the big cities will probably ignore the rule, like they always do. they dont want to lose al the tourism.

it is more of a thing for town at the border so ppl dont smuggle it to germany etc
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Whilst I can't say it affects me one way or the other, it seems utterly stupid in terms of the damage it will do to tourism, and flies in the face of everything that Amsterdam and Portugal have shown about effective drug policy.
Jaekus
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11 Bravo wrote:

Dilbert_X wrote:

Spearhead wrote:

Probably to stop the drug trafficking... lots of people go there and try to smuggle it back from wherever it came from.
More likely they don't want low-grade tourists coming to their country to take drugs.
I doubt they give a toss about drugs being shipped abroad, other than the pressure they come under from other countries.
but tbh not too many people would otherwise go there.  ive been there and its a cool place, but im not a pothead.  so, i bet they would take a big hit in money.
I agree. I think a lot of their tourist dollars come from the fact you can legally smoke pot in a cafe - it certainly has it's own niche in this regard that makes it world famous as a result.
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if they shut down the hookers down, consider it a ghost town
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Blue Herring
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It's things like this that make it difficult for me to consider myself a conservative.

How can one be for self responsibility while simultaneously pushing more and more moral babysitting of people's lives?
ghettoperson
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Blue Herring wrote:

It's things like this that make it difficult for me to consider myself a conservative.

How can one be for self responsibility while simultaneously pushing more and more moral babysitting of people's lives?
Because you are a conservative, it's just the people who are loudest on the subject and people in office who aren't true conservatives.
jsnipy
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I don't see the two being related: legalization of marijuana in this country and the crack down on it Amsterdam. Like others have said it is probably to keep crime from outsiders/smugglers out of their country.

I think when you spend most of your life being told something is wrong, it is earth shattering to accept anything else. Let's face most of have been handed the majority of our thinking (parents, military, etc).
11 Bravo
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jsnipy wrote:

I don't see the two being related: legalization of marijuana in this country and the crack down on it Amsterdam. Like others have said it is probably to keep crime from outsiders/smugglers out of their country.
you dont see the relation between one of the most liberal pot cultures in the west cracking down and our country trying to be more liberal about it?  so say we legalize it.  wouldnt we then get the smugglers/outsiders then?
jsnipy
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11 Bravo wrote:

jsnipy wrote:

I don't see the two being related: legalization of marijuana in this country and the crack down on it Amsterdam. Like others have said it is probably to keep crime from outsiders/smugglers out of their country.
you dont see the relation between one of the most liberal pot cultures in the west cracking down and our country trying to be more liberal about it?  so say we legalize it.  wouldnt we then get the smugglers/outsiders then?
I think we would see less smugglers/pot related criminals. I imagine the USA is biggest customer of smuggled pot.
11 Bravo
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jsnipy wrote:

11 Bravo wrote:

jsnipy wrote:

I don't see the two being related: legalization of marijuana in this country and the crack down on it Amsterdam. Like others have said it is probably to keep crime from outsiders/smugglers out of their country.
you dont see the relation between one of the most liberal pot cultures in the west cracking down and our country trying to be more liberal about it?  so say we legalize it.  wouldnt we then get the smugglers/outsiders then?
I think we would see less smugglers/pot related criminals. I imagine the USA is biggest customer of smuggled pot.
so...then how can you say there are smugglers where it is legal being a problem?
Jay
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+2,003|4314|London, England

11 Bravo wrote:

jsnipy wrote:

11 Bravo wrote:


you dont see the relation between one of the most liberal pot cultures in the west cracking down and our country trying to be more liberal about it?  so say we legalize it.  wouldnt we then get the smugglers/outsiders then?
I think we would see less smugglers/pot related criminals. I imagine the USA is biggest customer of smuggled pot.
so...then how can you say there are smugglers where it is legal being a problem?
The Netherlands is surrounded by countries where possessing marijuana is illegal. Is the United States? No? Ok then. You're making a big deal about nothing.
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