Minister to ban magic mushroom sales

Health minister Ab Klink is preparing to ban the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms following a string of incidents involving foreign tourists, the AD newspaper reports on Wednesday.

Sources told the paper that a final decision will be taken this week. A majority of MPs have already called for a ban. The sale of dried mushrooms is illegal under the opium laws but fresh mushrooms are widely available at so-called smart shops.
According to Amsterdam health service figures, ambulances were called out to deal with mushroom-takers 128 times last year.

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