Magic mushroom shops want age limit

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23 July 2007, AMSTERDAM – Shops selling magic mushrooms are calling for an age limit of 18 years. In consultation with the municipality of Amsterdam and the ministry of health care the shop owners themselves want to impose the age limit, according to the Vereniging Landelijk Overleg Smartshops (VLOS) (the Association of National Smart Shops) on Monday. Twenty-five Amsterdam smart shops are affiliated to this organisation.

23 July 2007

 AMSTERDAM – Shops selling magic mushrooms are calling for an age limit of 18 years. In consultation with the municipality of Amsterdam and the ministry of health care the shop owners themselves want to impose the age limit, according to the Vereniging Landelijk Overleg Smartshops (VLOS) (the Association of National Smart Shops) on Monday. Twenty-five Amsterdam smart shops are affiliated to this organisation.

Health Minister Ab Klink said he wanted to look into an age limit for the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms last month. The past three years has seen a considerable increase in the number of magic mushroom incidents in the centre of Amsterdam, whereby the ambulance was called out, in particular to rush young tourists who got ill to hospital.

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