Mushrooms to fall under opium law

Health minister Ab Klink and justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin have agreed that hallucinogenic mushrooms are to come under the opium law so that the sale of fresh ones are illegal. Dried mushrooms are already banned.

Dozens of so-called smart shops in the Netherlands have sold fresh hallucinogenic mushrooms for years.
However, an increasing number of incidents involving so-called paddos, including the death of a 17-year-old French girl, has turned public opinion against hallucinogenic mushrooms and forced the cabinet to take action.

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