Troubles with magic mushroom ban
Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen refuses to implement the measure due to difficulties.4 December 2008
AMSTERDAM - Dutch ministers are divided over the ban on magic mushrooms which began Monday. Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen is refusing to implement the measure in the capital because of the difficulties involved.
One issue is the difficulty distinguishing between hallucinogenic varieties and ordinary edible mushrooms.
Christian Democrat Health Minister Ab Klink says he is relying on the police to enforce the law.
However, Interior Minister Guusje ter Horst, a member of the Labour Party, says she understands Mr Cohen's point of view.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]