Tourist injured after taking mushrooms

13th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

13 July 2007, AMSTERDAM – A 19-year-old tourist from Iceland jumped from a hotel window in Amsterdam last weekend after ingesting fresh hallucinogenic mushrooms. The boy suffered broken bones in both his legs and feet.

13 July 2007

AMSTERDAM – A 19-year-old tourist from Iceland jumped from a hotel window in Amsterdam last weekend after ingesting fresh hallucinogenic mushrooms. The boy suffered broken bones in both his legs and feet.

The Volkskrant reports this on Friday. This is the third serious incident involving hallucinogenic mushrooms in Amsterdam in a few months' time.

In March a 17-year-old French girl jumped to her death from a bridge near the IJ tunnel after taking hallucinogenic mushrooms.

In June a 22-year-old British tourist lost control after taking the substance. He trashed his hotel room on the Martelaarsgracht in Amsterdam and threw items onto the street, injuring one passer by.

The sale of fresh hallucinogenic mushrooms is permitted in the Netherlands. Dried mushrooms however are prohibited.

The municipality of Amsterdam has shut four shops that sell mushrooms and other substances this year because of violations of drug legislation.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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