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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-11-11, 3:28 pm

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Same here straton, that's what I was told under 2 weeks ago.

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-11-11, 3:59 pm

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By far the best place to get information about coffeeshops is http://www.coffeeshopnieuws.nl/ (Dutch)

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-11-12, 3:01 am

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straton wrote:
to my knowledge it will not apply to amsterdam. this is what i was told last time i was there, end of august.


That was august, this week Minister of Justice Opstelten gave the final explanation: it will apply to the entire country, Amsterdam is still part of the Netherlands (wish it wasn't but no). The three southern provinces will have to close the cofffeeshops for foreigners as of 1-1-2012, but might get a few extra months to do so. Already in these cities coffeeshops are only open for Germans, Dutch and Belgian citizens. The rest of the country will have to follow as of 1-1-2013.
Since major cities are opposed to the plans and this adminstration has a very thin base, chances are not unlikely it might get delayed, on the other hand we gotta admit this administration has made some firm and fast decisions past year.
Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-11-12, 3:51 pm

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I can tell you that the Coffeeshops in Teremuzen (Miami) and Goes (High Life) are operating as usual. As of three weeks ago. Avoid Miami thou..shite

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-12-04, 3:50 pm

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Sooooo when this daft law comes to pass eventually , i presume a new enterprise will open up selling/renting weed passes??


at least i hope so :P

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-12-04, 7:42 pm

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Although I don't go in coffee shops , I found this article on trip advisor , my apologies if it is irrelevant.

There is good news for all the cannabis connoisseurs who like to visit Amsterdam and enjoy the wide variety of product that is available from the Dutch capital's many coffeeshops. The Dutch Tolerance Policy, that provides the legislation under which the Dutch coffeeshops can operate, was renewed on 1st July 2011 and will be valid until June 30th 2015.

This means that the feared 'Weedpass', a card only available to Dutch citizens that would factually ban foreigners from buying product at coffeeshops, can only be implemented through local legislation.

Since City Councils like Amsterdam do not want the Weedpass scheme and local politicians such as the Mayor of Haarlem have said they do not want it either, this means it will not be possible to implement for at least 4 years during which visitors from abroad can still freely and openly buy product from Dutch coffeeshops

It is doubtful that this will ever be implemented in the city of Amsterdam.

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-12-04, 8:44 pm

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As I've said all along.....no changes in Amsterdam until 2015, and even then it'll be possibility.

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-12-10, 11:45 am

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elgonzo wrote:
The Dutch Tolerance Policy


LOL
Cannabis - New Rules For Tourists
Posted: 2011-12-14, 10:49 pm

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Hello Gents,

I am planning a trip to A-Dam in the middle of March of 2012. I heard coffeshops cannot sell cannabis to tourists anymore.

Can anyone tell me how I could still score some bud ? what if I have an escort bring it to my hotel room ?

Please let me know of I can get in trouble for this. Thanks.

-Hochaser
Re: Cannabis - New Rules For Tourists
Posted: 2011-12-14, 10:53 pm

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Nothing implemented yet, go and enjoy!
I'll probably be there in March too.

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Re: Cannabis - New Rules For Tourists
Posted: 2011-12-15, 11:27 am

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There is a thread on this

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18648

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-12-15, 7:25 pm

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http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2 ... _may_b.php

Get your kicks before it's too late!
Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2011-12-18, 1:02 pm

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For anyone who is interested, there has been hundreds of articles posted within the last few days stating the ban is to be delayed until at least May 2012 in the South, but the ban will apply nationwide (including Amsterdam) beginning Jan 1, 2013.

Last chance to get your smoke on it would seem. Toke it while you can!

EDIT : Just noticed the guy above me posted much the same thing. But anyway, at least we will still have a bit of time for a last puff.
Re: Cannabis - New Rules For Tourists
Posted: 2011-12-20, 11:46 pm

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~Yeah, there is another thread on this at the moment, will have to merge them at some point. But, to the OP, no matter what anyone says, you WILL be fine in March 2012!! I assure you!

Peace
(These threads have now been merged)

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2012-02-22, 3:14 am

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If true sounds good to me!

http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2012/02/du ... ig_hit.php

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2012-02-28, 7:01 pm

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Thanks for the link Potlover!! :-) All positive on the coffeeshop side......and project 1012 is looking like it may just fail (though it looks like those rooms that were planned to shut later this year, are still going to go, but the rest of Sexyland area is positive!!)!! :-)

I don't really enjoy posting the same old stuff for 6 months running, so I'm glad that what I've been saying since June last year has been confirmed again!! :-) I did say at least 3 cities on the borders would run this "members club" system, but Amsterdam wouldn't be effected......though there will be a review in Amsterdam (as presumably there will be in other cities aroudn The Netherlands) in 2015, but once again, it's not expected to change then either!!!

Anyone who knows me on here, knows I'm not the confrontational type......however, Boobmanz, the way you've contradicted virtually everything I've said in this thread has pissed me off, and you were even very condescending towards one of akaDrPussy's posts as well!!! Yeah, neither of us live in Amsterdam or The Netherlands, however, it is blatantly obvious that we have a better grasp as to what is going on in Amsterdam than you!!

I mean, with regards to you be condescending towards akaDrPussy's post, it turns out what that professor actually said, i.e. “The basis of a ban on the sale of soft drugs to foreigners must be set out in local by-laws,” he says. “If the City Council does not want to do so, the Federal Government can jump high and low, but it won’t happen.”

Mmmm.....sounds familiar?? Oh, actually, that's what has happened, it's down to the individual cities to decide, not The Hague! (you said - "I understand you're hope for the better and I wish The Hague will reconsider, but it's in vain.")

As for you pissing me off, it doesn't really matter, but just to say, these were some of your replies in this thread, usually in response to one of my posts:

Boobmanz wrote:
Sorry guys, it's definitely going trough, The highest judge in NL decided in favour of the government plans.
Might take a while though before the wietpas is in effect, at least not before the new year. Plans are to start with 5 major cities in the southern part of the country, then being followed by the rest of the country.

I don't know where the year of 2015 is coming from, but obviously the one who stated this is not familiar with how current Dutch politics work. The current government has a very weak base in parlement (of the 150 members in parlement, the governing adminstration exactly counts 76 members), which means, which we have seen so far, they will force the typical 'right wing toys', like the wietpas a.s.a.p. because their majority is very fragile and might -given the current economic situation- collapse any time. New elections are in 2014, so also before 2015 when we probably will see a whole different government.

Latest:
The three southern provinces will have to close it's coffeeshops to foreigners as off 1-1-2012, though might get an extra six months. Rest of the Netherlands will follow as of 1-1-2013 as the responsible minister stated today.

That was august, this week Minister of Justice Opstelten gave the final explanation: it will apply to the entire country, Amsterdam is still part of the Netherlands (wish it wasn't but no). The three southern provinces will have to close the cofffeeshops for foreigners as of 1-1-2012, but might get a few extra months to do so. Already in these cities coffeeshops are only open for Germans, Dutch and Belgian citizens. The rest of the country will have to follow as of 1-1-2013.
Since major cities are opposed to the plans and this adminstration has a very thin base, chances are not unlikely it might get delayed, on the other hand we gotta admit this administration has made some firm and fast decisions past year.

****a link**** - Get your kicks before it's too late!


Let's just say, you were wrong - and I've been proven right!! ;-)

Peace

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2012-04-21, 7:11 pm

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I've just read from the grey area facebook group that the gov has fallen, new elections may be just behind the corner.

Will see how this influence the weedpass thing, which afaik is still going to be implemented May 1st.

http://news.yahoo.com/dutch-government- ... 33930.html

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2012-04-23, 4:08 pm

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The shops in Maastricht have already said that they will ignore the ban and force the government to court with a test case. Now with the government in limbo who knows how long that will take? Months,years?

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2012-04-26, 12:13 am

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I'm just back from the Dam, and from what I gathered, that's pretty much it for the weed pass - it's pretty much certain to be stopped.

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Re: it's no toke!!
Posted: 2012-04-28, 5:21 pm

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this seems to confirm what is being stated from a uninformed 'Yank' point of view. Looks like we'll be OK this year while good chance it gets appealed and then who knows ?

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/internatio ... ernational
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