Germany to legalise cannabis.

zzzzz

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Despite being around it lots growing up I've never touched illegal drugs. Never needed to.
So when in Amsterdam with the mrs I thought... when in rome.
We went to coffee shop and I asked the guy in the little booth in the corner for some joints.
"What kind?" he said.
Having no idea I thought I'd hide my ignornace and said "What have you got?"
The only name I recognised was Skunk.... I'll have some Skunk please.
So my mrs got a coffee and I stocked up at the bar.
Being an ex-smoker I could inhale and soon got through one.
Nowt happened so I stoked another up and not long after BANG!
She sat me down outside the coffee shop and came back two hours later and I hadn't moved.
It was utterly shyte. Incapcitated while hallucinating but sometimnes still aware of what was going on.
There was no silly giggling here.
Fk that. Never again and frankly I really couldn't see the attraction.
Tested randomly anyway at work but my pot days are finished.
 

BlindBoyGrunt

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Despite being around it lots growing up I've never touched illegal drugs. Never needed to.
So when in Amsterdam with the mrs I thought... when in rome.
We went to coffee shop and I asked the guy in the little booth in the corner for some joints.
"What kind?" he said.
Having no idea I thought I'd hide my ignornace and said "What have you got?"
The only name I recognised was Skunk.... I'll have some Skunk please.
So my mrs got a coffee and I stocked up at the bar.
Being an ex-smoker I could inhale and soon got through one.
Nowt happened so I stoked another up and not long after BANG!
She sat me down outside the coffee shop and came back two hours later and I hadn't moved.
It was utterly shyte. Incapcitated while hallucinating but sometimnes still aware of what was going on.
There was no silly giggling here.
Fk that. Never again and frankly I really couldn't see the attraction.
Tested randomly anyway at work but my pot days are finished.
I use cannabis every weekend. If I bought a pre-rolled joint in a coffee shop I would smoke maybe a third of it and then go for a stroll around the city.
 

dan_ashcroft

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I'm all for use in pain relief, but I can see why people are uneasy about legalising it for recreational use. The strength that is use today seems to have gone beyond what was available a couple of decades back. It can damage your thinking, it warps people, and they don't think rationally. I sound very prudish here! Where's my Daily Mail..?
 

zzzzz

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I use cannabis every weekend. If I bought a pre-rolled joint in a coffee shop I would smoke maybe a third of it and then go for a stroll around the city.
I guess therein lies part of the problem?
Much like alcohol. How strong and how much and how often. And how to regulate that.
 

joeydiaz

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Despite being around it lots growing up I've never touched illegal drugs. Never needed to.
So when in Amsterdam with the mrs I thought... when in rome.
We went to coffee shop and I asked the guy in the little booth in the corner for some joints.
"What kind?" he said.
Having no idea I thought I'd hide my ignornace and said "What have you got?"
The only name I recognised was Skunk.... I'll have some Skunk please.
So my mrs got a coffee and I stocked up at the bar.
Being an ex-smoker I could inhale and soon got through one.
Nowt happened so I stoked another up and not long after BANG!
She sat me down outside the coffee shop and came back two hours later and I hadn't moved.
It was utterly shyte. Incapcitated while hallucinating but sometimnes still aware of what was going on.
There was no silly giggling here.
Fk that. Never again and frankly I really couldn't see the attraction.
Tested randomly anyway at work but my pot days are finished.

That's not necessarily the drugs fault, you've just gone in and asked for one of the most potent strains with the most powerful effects and smoked a whole blunt to yourself. Not surprised you were in a whole world of s***
 

zzzzz

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That's not necessarily the drugs fault, you've just gone in and asked for one of the most potent strains with the most powerful effects and smoked a whole blunt to yourself. Not surprised you were in a whole world of s***
Agreed, my experience was almost all down to my fkwittery.
However the fact that I could do that is part of the issue, See above regarding booze.

Sat next to me at the bar were a couple of Scousers. They were drinking superstrength cider out of a bottle they'd put chopped up magic mushrooms in. And eating weed cake. And smoking skunk.
Again, therein lies part of the problem.
 

BlindBoyGrunt

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Agreed, my experience was almost all down to my fkwittery.
However the fact that I could do that is part of the issue, See above regarding booze.

Sat next to me at the bar were a couple of Scousers. They were drinking superstrength cider out of a bottle they'd put chopped up magic mushrooms in. And eating weed cake. And smoking skunk.
Again, therein lies part of the problem.
They don't usually sell alcohol in the coffee shops.
 

BlindBoyGrunt

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Maybe they took their own in.
They don't usually allow that either, nor the use of other drugs. The problem you are describing isn't a cannabis problem, it is a hedonistic tourist acting like a fool problem. The Netherlands actually has a lower rate of cannabis use per capita than the UK.
 
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S7DiscoDown

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I watched a TV program a few months ago how a new mayor of Amsterdam is trying to make it illegal for 'foreigners' to smoke weed.

So if you want to enjoy a weed smoking weekend then best get in quick if he has his way. You'll need to be Dutch to purchase and smoke. This has already made many coffee shop owners say it will just increase the illegal trade. Dutch people will buy it and sell to 'foreigners' at a massive increase in price.

I've not had a 'spliff' (showing age) since the 90s when you had that resin stuff that burned holes in my shell suit😂😂. I think a drag of actual modern weed would end me lol.
 

zzzzz

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They don't usually allow that either, nor the use of uther drugs. The problem you are describing isn't a cannabis problem, it is a hedonistic tourist acting like a fool problem. The Netherlands actually has a lower rate of cannabis use per capita than the UK.
I'm describing the abuse of a mind altering substance... much like booze.
In reasonable quatities it's OK but when it's abused it's very not OK.
They're never gonna ban booze.
And thankfully never gonna make weed legal.

I've never experienced the joy of weed much like many of you.
If it could be regulated so it's use could be controlled I'd have no issue with it in the slightest and could see me have a chill with it on weekend. But it can't.
 

Ironops

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Its up to consenting adults to decide what we can and cant put into our bodies - the above comment on 'never gonna ban alcohol and never gonna legalise weed' just shows how ridiculous and hypocritical the whole argument on drugs is.

Regulations on alcohol dont stop people going out to rugby games and vomiting on children or getting in a car and killing other road users. Every weekend there are incidents of serious anti social behaviour and violence due to excessive drinking. The idea that people getting stoned and incapacitated is somehow beyond the pale but drinking to excess is fine is frankly ludicrous!
 

zzzzz

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Its up to consenting adults to decide what we can and cant put into our bodies - the above comment on 'never gonna ban alcohol and never gonna legalise weed' just shows how ridiculous and hypocritical the whole argument on drugs is.

Regulations on alcohol dont stop people going out to rugby games and vomiting on children or getting in a car and killing other road users. Every weekend there are incidents of serious anti social behaviour and violence due to excessive drinking. The idea that people getting stoned and incapacitated is somehow beyond the pale but drinking to excess is fine is frankly ludicrous!
And compared with the cost of Acohol abuse to society would the cost of legalised weed be any higher? Not sure it would.
But the reality is the law is just not going to change,.
 
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