Funny Smoking Law

Discussion in 'Offbeat News' started by DinoFlintstone, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. DinoFlintstone

    DinoFlintstone "There can be only one!"

    This is from Amsterdam a.k.a Amsterdamage:


    It's a bit like banning the drinking of alcoholic beverages, but allowing the consumption of spirits and ales, so long as 'they' see you open the bottle.

    At any rate, they are that monged in some of these Cafe's, they'll be non-the-wiser.


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  2. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I guess it isn't actually as silly as it seems, as weed smoke is no where near as toxic as tobacco smoke.
  3. DinoFlintstone

    DinoFlintstone "There can be only one!"

    No, it's only a major factor in schizophrenia and other mental disorders in people that start from an early age [before full brain development.]

    Marijuana - InfoFacts - NIDA
    So one can argue, one's better off with tobacco. In my eyes, it's the lesser of two evils.



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  4. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    :rolleyes: I'm not getting into this argument. Pretty sure there are a million threads already arguing about this :)
  5. DinoFlintstone

    DinoFlintstone "There can be only one!"

    Lol. Fair enough, but [care]bear in mind that it's not an argument. I just find the Amsterdam law to be bizarre and contradictory regardless of my past present or future views of cannabis.
    I don't really know much about the European Courts, but I can see this coming back one day and biting them on the arse. Cannabis and Sex and Amsterdam's main draws into the nation. [Pardon the pun.]
    It'll be back to 'Clogs and Tulips' in no time.
  6. wooly

    wooly I am the woolrus

    Yeah they'd just after bringing in that law when i went to amsterdam for the first time.

    Most cafes still have separate closed off smoking rooms or maybe a covered porch where you can smoke out the front of the building. Even if you don't want to smoke blunts anyway you can still hit bongs, pipes etc. indoors so it doesn't really make a huge difference. They also have a herbal tobacco substitute in most cafes that you can use for free and is legal to smoke indoors, but it's AWFUL. One of the worst tasting things i've ever smoked.

    They've brought in the law really well i have to say. When we heard they'd just brought in a smoking ban before we went over there we were thinking it sounded like a pain in the ass, having to go outside to smoke, but we didn't even notice the smoking ban in the end. Didn't bother us at all.
  7. DinoFlintstone

    DinoFlintstone "There can be only one!"

    That herbal stuff IS awful. Have you ever inspected it? Some people use tree/shrub bark. Some people use moss, and even that green stuff that grows on stones etc... in short, they'll bag anything off the ground and sell it as 'herbal.
    One of the first ones I tried, I think it took a layer of flesh off my oesophagus. lol.
  8. Duke1985

    Duke1985 EatsApplePieShitsFreedom

    I also agree that herbal cigarettes are terrible god awful things, but so are firesafe cigarettes.

    Seems odd to me I always thought smoking weed and smoking cigarettes went hand in hand. When I used to smoke I always ended it with a real cigarette, seemed to boost the high (but really I was baked so who the hell knows).

    Seems like 2nd hand smoke would be 2nd hand smoke and the point its cannabis vs tobacco wouldn't be the big breaker.
  9. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Maybe there's more documented study of second hand cigarette smoking being dangerous than second hand weed smoking.
  10. ExpectantlyIronic

    ExpectantlyIronic e̳̳̺͕ͬ̓̑̂ͮͦͣ͒͒h̙ͦ̔͂?̅̂ ̾͗̑


    It looks like the research done on the subject suggests the smoke is equally harmful.

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