No more magic mushrooms for the Dutch

Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 09:37 am
A Dutch law banning the possession and sale of magic mushrooms (hallucinogenic drugs) has come into force.
The Dutch parliament called for the ban after a 17-year-old French girl who had allegedly taken magic mushrooms jumped off a building and died last year. Until now there had been no restriction on the sale of the drug, which, being a natural product, was only subject to the same regulations as fruit and vegetables.

(Source: NRC Handelsblad, 29.11.08, page 2)


Details of the regulation are being made public on Monday by the public prosecutor's office. It is still unclear who will enforce the new rules, and what legal sanctions offenders will face.

The countrywide association of Netherlands Municipalities, VNG, says the police are lacking the capacity to take on this additional task. VNG says it's the responsibility of the Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.

But this has become legally impossible because the mushrooms now fall under the remit of the so-called Opium Law, where it has been added to the list of illegal substances.


Source: Radio Netherlands
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 11:40 am
So, no more Flying Dutchmen?
Walter Hinteler
Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 11:42 am
Might be so .... many pot caf├ęs had to close as well ...
Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 12:00 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
"magic mushrooms" grow in the wild in british-columbia .
so a walk through the woods ... ...
unfortunately there are also some bears foraging in the B.C. forests . they might enjoy some mushrooms while making a meal of a harvester - and stay alert on vancouver island : a puma could be a nasty surprise for a "friend of nature" .
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 12:29 pm
What is Nimh's position on this?
Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 12:36 pm
wandel wrote :

What is Nimh's position on this?

bent over , looking for mushrooms , i'd guess .

ps. i believe there is even a "field guide" available to help in the task of identifying the m&m's .
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