Amsterdam backs mushroom plan

Amsterdam city council backs plans by mayor Job Cohen to put tighter controls on the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms, after a number of serious incidents involving tourists. Cohen wants to introduce a three-day wait before tourists would be able to buy fresh mushrooms.

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