So, as far as I can tell, the police showed up and announced that people would be searched upon exiting the venue (where in Amsterdam was this?), at which point the smokers attempted to dispose of their weed in excess of 5g apiece by smoking it. The video (14 minutes of my life that I'll never get back!) consisted of a group of clearly unemployable idiots (seriously... these types are *not* good ambassadors for smokers) trying to stuff as many grams of poorly broken up weed as possible into an oversized "cone" that wouldn't stay lit. Thrilling!
Hope I've provided a decent enough synopsis to prevent at least a few other folks from wasting their time on this. I wouldn't wish my job on anyone. :-)
Happy New Year!
don't think that video was posted for entertainment, more about info.
nice of you to stereotype everyone in the video, (yes the guy who is talking through it is annoying and a stereotypical stoner), but there are a couple of guys in that video that are quite successful business men. check out this CNN Money article on one of them in the video http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/22/smallbu ... /index.htm
what actually happened was the Cannabis Cup got raided for the first time in their 24 year history. High Times had moved venues this year to a larger convention center, but it is in Duivendrecht, not Amsterdam where it has previously been. High Times missed a meeting before the cup with city and police officials. the police sent in under cover the day before and noted a few things that were not within the rules that venders were supposed to follow so the next day they arrived en masse, stationed two officers in front of every booth and every emergency exit, they then told everybody to leave, but only through one door in the entire facility, where they were searching everybody and you could not leave with anything, not even the usual 5 grams allowed, nothing. that created the environment where everybody started smoking everything they could. the police at this time also let people smoke cigarettes (which before the raid, you had to go outside to smoke tobacco) it was very smokey in there with no fire exits, no water, no bathrooms. it took abut an hour to get everybody out. they also confiscated all of the weed in the vendor booths that was being given out as free samples, bong hits, etc.. for judges of the cup. This was the best buds, grown with love and saved over the last 6 months just for this occasion and they all went to the police, that was the real tragedy.