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[B]Fuck...Netherlands bans magic mushrooms.[/B]

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Ruh-roh! Bad news from the BBC...

 

 

 

 

The Dutch government is banning the sale of all magic mushrooms after a series of high-profile incidents involving tourists who had taken them.

The decision will take effect within several months, said a spokesman for the Dutch justice ministry.

 

The Netherlands is famed for its liberal drugs policy, with marijuana openly sold in licensed cafes.

 

Magic mushrooms, more properly known as psilocybe, contain the psychedelic chemicals psilocybin and psilocin.

 

"We intend to forbid the sale of magic mushrooms," said justice ministry spokesman Wim van der Weegen. That means shops caught doing so will be closed."

 

Currently in the Netherlands the sale of dried magic mushrooms - in which the psychoactive chemicals psilocybin and psilocin are stronger - is banned but fresh mushrooms are allowed.

 

This is because it is more difficult to ascertain how much of the chemicals fresh mushrooms contain. But Mr Van der Weegen said this was exactly the issue.

"The problem with mushrooms is that their effect is unpredictable. It's impossible to estimate what amount will have what effect."

 

Calls for a re-evaluation of the drug grew after a 17-year-old French girl jumped from a building after eating magic mushrooms during a school trip to Amsterdam in March.

 

Other incidents involving the drug have included an Icelandic tourist jumping from a balcony and breaking both legs and a Danish tourist driving his car wildly through a camping ground, narrowly missing sleeping campers.

 

"It's a shame, the media really blew this up into a big issue," said Chloe Collette, owner of the FullMoon shop, which sells magic mushrooms in Amsterdam.

 

She said all the incidents had involved magic mushrooms in conjunction with other drugs.

 

Murat Kucuksen, whose farm supplies about half the magic mushrooms on sale in the Netherlands, said he stood to lose several million euros as a result of the ban.

 

Users of fresh mushrooms experience effects ranging from giggling fits and intensification of colours, lights and sounds to, more rarely, hallucinations. Negative effects can include vomiting, and anxiety.

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damn, she probably ditched her lame high school field trip, got some shrooms, and freaked the fuck out

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I remember being at a huge desert event in SoCal one time and some cat took shrooms and later acid from what I remember of story.. He wondered off into the desert naked and fell to his death.. He worked for Fox Sports.. His parents went on a tirade against 'raves' and all that.. All I could think is he was 26 and they shouldn't be blaming anyone, but their son.

 

I took many shrooms that night and was even convinced I was dead. Never felt worried or panicked though.. Nor did I feel the need to get naked..

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Given that in a legal environment there is probably a huge number of people using them at any given time, it seems pretty irrational to ban them because a few dumb tourists.

 

 

I havent eaten scrooms in a really long time, I wonder if I ever will again...

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im so glad i did them while i was there

van gogh museum on some was amazing no doubt

i heard about this while i was there

about 1 week ago

 

 

lucky me:lol:

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Given that in a legal environment there is probably a huge number of people using them at any given time, it seems pretty irrational to ban them because a few dumb tourists.

 

 

I havent eaten scrooms in a really long time, I wonder if I ever will again...

 

Exactly..

 

I'm sure alcohol is more problematic than shrooms.. Being that shrooms run hot and cold as far as people using them, whereas alcohol is always there and kind of the in thing..

 

Blah, blah, blah..

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Yeah i have to say the best day when i went there in July was the day we took shrooms and sat in the park, it was fuckin nice weather too. then in the evening we got the nicest 5 euro pizza. fucking heaven mate.

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i think mushrooms should be illegal because they are drugs, duh

 

Yeah man, fuck drugs.

 

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T4M being the worst member?

 

Everything you have posted in any given thread has been snide, condescending and annoying.

 

Shut the fuck up.

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That sucks, I been meaning to eat shrooms and hit the Van Gogh Museum over there next time I'm in Europe.

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