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Foreigners buying weed
Posted: 2017-04-14, 1:59 am

iamthereddragon
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Hi guys,

My friend and I are coming back to AMS next month. It's been about 8 years since we were there last. If I recall correctly, there were some discussions by the local government in AMS that only residents with a card would be able to buy weed in the future - a silly attempt to curb foreigners from buying weed - why I don't know.

I think talk of this was eventually shot down, but I just wanted to check. Is it still as easy today for Americans to buy weed as it was 8 years ago?
Re: Foreigners buying weed
Posted: 2017-04-14, 3:40 am

Eric
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no worries, mate ... just as easy.

fewer coffee shops around though; finding a relaxed place to hang out that's not too crowded, isn't as easy.

... Eric
Re: Foreigners buying weed
Posted: 2017-04-17, 5:37 am

officematt2002
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Homeland Securoty typically arrests you on the way back home. Standard for anyone with an Amsterdam passport stamp...
Re: Foreigners buying weed
Posted: 2017-04-20, 10:23 pm

Mister Mingeater
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Hello,
please be advised that you will get asked for ID though, however old you look, Passport or Drivers Licence with photo does the trick.
Cheers,
Mr M

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Re: Foreigners buying weed
Posted: 2017-04-21, 7:15 pm

nyc diesel
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Last time in Amsterdam, October 2016, I went to both highly commercial and small, local coffee shops in Amsterdam. I was never ID'd (I'm in my late 50s). Anyone could tell from my looks to my clothes that I was another fat, old American.

The only precaution I took was to smoke weed in the coffee shops or outside Vondelpark at night, where my hotel was. I only smoked hash in my room because the odor is minimal, doesn't trigger the fire/smoke alarm, plus it knocks me right out.

There are some nice places still left, albeit fewer and fewer. I think the posts here are great, and Smokers' Guide tries to keep people updated on the scene.

I'm sure I reeked of weed heading home, but the anti-"drug" fascists never bothered me.
Re: Foreigners buying weed
Posted: 2017-05-09, 12:22 pm

Lucas3
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officematt2002 wrote:
Homeland Securoty typically arrests you on the way back home. Standard for anyone with an Amsterdam passport stamp...


I get stopped every time, but I also have full sleeves and I am in my mid twenties.
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