Amsterdam drug laws
The Netherlands, although a signatory to the international conventions about combating drugs, have a tolerant approach to the drug abuse, treating it more as a health matter similar to the alcohol abuse or smoking of the tobacco. The Dutch perceive addictions as much wider issue, pointing to addiction to prescriptions medicines, addiction to to gambling or to the modern video games addiction. The Dutch policy of not to prosecuting the minor drug offences, and not enforcing some the existing laws regarding the sale of small quantities cannabis (marijuana), is unique comparing even to the most tolerant countries in the world.
Smart shops are selling herbal i.e. smart drugs, named because they were supposed to stimulate the mind and improve memory. These include energy substances like Guarana, Cola nut, relaxation stuff like Skullcap, Valerian or aphrodisiacs Muira Puama, Gingko Biloba, among others. (Ephedra is not legal anymore).
Smart shops in Holland are special - they also sell magic mushrooms. In recent years there has been an explosion of smart shops in Amsterdam, many shops are selling mushrooms, vitamins, weed seeds, grown kits, pipes and various souvenires and arts.
A smartshop as much an information centre for those interested in alternative lifestyles and exploring consciousness as it is a place to purchase legal highs.
Address: Kerkstraat 119
When you have been in Amsterdam, but want to have the same stuff in your own home, check out the smart shop of Zamnesia. The biggest smartshop online with all you can wish for. Safe and discreet shipping guaranteed.
Web site: www.zamnesia.com/34-smartshop
|Kokopelli (Conscious Dreams)
This good mood smartshop will make you feel right at home, there are really unique gadgets, magical articles, selection of books and peaceful hang out where you can listen a DJ on weekends.
Address: Warmoesstraat 12
Smartshop, giftshop, internet. Smart products, wide selection of the best quality mushrooms, and professional advise. Hand made smoking accessories and various souvenirs. Internet in the lounge upstairs.
Address: Korte Leidsedwartsstraat 151 A
|Smartshop Dreamlounge (Conscious Dreams)
Very cosy and colourful Internet smartshop, acclaims itself the first smartshop in the World. The sky is not the limit for the friendly crew.
Address: Kerkstraat 93
|Magic Mushroom Gallery
Extensive smart shop with many things on display. From herbal extacies, memory enhancers thru sex stimulators and of course, mushrooms! Lots of gadgets, too.
Address: Spuistraat 249
This very friendly psychedelic smartshop is just off Damrak street. Information for trance, house music and parties plus funky gifts, party accessories and juggling accessories.
|Magic Mushroom Gallery
Singel 524 (Flowermarket)
|When Nature Calls
|Baba souvenir headshop
Kolksteeg 4 Amsterdam
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