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Amsterdam city allows the public smoking of marijuana and other soft drugs in specialized stores. The best-demanded are the Amsterdam coffee shops, which are the typically Dutch outlets to purchase just a small amount of soft drugs.
According to the Dutch law, cannabis and cannabis products are soft drugs, while the other influential substances are named hard drugs. The last group is forbidden to the public consumption.
In a typical Amsterdam coffee shop, you will be offered a different sort of Hashish to smoke or to eat -"space cakes"-. Also, they'll offer between various kinds of substances, each subdivided in strength and class. There are also the imported ones and the homegrown "nederweit".
Small-scale production and use aren't prosecuted, and "coffee shops" are allowed to sell cannabis as long as they're discreet.
The healthy thing is that after having a typically Amsterdam trip, soft drugs consumers may return back to reality with the help of supplements which the Amsterdam Coffee Shops sell too.
It's symbolic to say that hippies have been using mushrooms, hash and weed, but that is not completely true since many visitors get their first smoking pot experience in this legalized environment. Before taking an Amsterdam trip you should consider that the effect of cannabis lasts 2 or 4 hours. It affects the consciousness of people and it acts different on every smoker. It is safety to buy hash and weed in Amsterdam coffee shops and don't in the street.
Amsterdam coffee shops - which is not permitted to sell alcohol- will avoid prosecution if it meets the following criteria: No more than 5 grams per person may be sold in any one transaction; no hard drugs may be sold; drugs may not be advertised; the coffee shop must not cause any nuisance; no drugs can be sold to minors; and the municipality has not ordered the establishment closed.
Prices of herbs and hash are cheap and they are detailed in the coffee shop menu. They are priced by the gram, by the bag, or by the joint. The price for average Dutch weed is € 7 (for a small bag of around 1.4 gram), or € 11.50 (for a 3-4 gram bag). You can get cheaper prices buying Thai and Jamaican weed. For pre-rolled joints, prices vary between € 2.50 and € 4.00, and only a limited selection of strains is available. Some hash varieties and a pure-weed joint will be on the pre-rolled menu too.
What are you waiting for? Light a joint while having fun during the Amsterdam nightlife in your own favourite place the Amsterdam Red Light District: Baba, Basjoe, Bluebird, Extase, Funny People, Old Church , Rick's Cafe, Rusland, and Sensi.