It is pretty mind blowing when you're not used to "legal" weed and it's sold in stores, along with pipes like no big deal. WOW!!!
Also- the term "weed" is not used over here...it's HASH or CANNABIS.
There is a Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam.
Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 130 Amsterdam (Next to the Sensi Seed Bank)
Open every day from 10:00 am till 23:00 pm ( 11:00 pm)
I read this information in my travel guide so listen up!
Thousands of visitors come to the Netherlands in general, and Amsterdam just to get stoned. This actually has become a problem creating a "drug tourism" country.
The Dutch government's attitude on soft drugs is more complex than you might think!. The use of CANNABIS is tolerated but not condoned. You can only purchase very small amounts for personal use only. If you buy in bulk and sell to others you become liable under Dutch criminal law.
The Dutch law regarding MAGIC MUSHROOMS. You can legally buy and possess any amount as long as they are fresh. BUT, as soon as you tamper with them (boil, or cook them) they become as illegal as crack.
Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy, Acid and Speed are all ILLEGAL in the Netherlands as they are anywhere else.
Now, the big question- how do I know all of this? I've been reading some great books about the country and the Netherlands and in almost all of them they explain this. I thought I'd save you the money and you can read my notes instead. I tried to cover an overview of all the important stuff!