Rise in incidents involving mushrooms

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31 May 2007, AMSTERDAM - The number of incidents involving "magic mushrooms" in Amsterdam has increased significantly over the past three years.

31 May 2007

AMSTERDAM  - The number of incidents involving "magic mushrooms" in Amsterdam has increased significantly over the past three years.

Last year an ambulance was called on 128 occasions to assist someone who had ingested hallucinatory mushrooms, compared to 70 occasions in 2005 and 55 occasions in 2004. These figures emerged on Thursday from a report from the regional health authority (GGD) in Amsterdam.

Most of the emergency calls were made by or for young foreign tourists staying in the centre who felt unwell after ingesting the drugs.

The GGD decided to monitor the number of incidents with magic mushrooms after chocolate bars containing hallucinogens were found at Schiphol. The chocolate bars, made with magic mushrooms, are available from drug paraphernalia shops in Amsterdam.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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