Mushroom ban before the summer

The cabinet’s promised ban on the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms is set to come in before the summer, the Volkskrant reports on Monday.

Ministers agreed to the ban on the sale of fresh mushrooms, which is supported by a majority of MPs, on Friday evening. The sale of dried mushrooms is already illegal.
The Netherlands has an estimated 350 so-called smart shops selling mushrooms and other legal substances that make people high.
The ban on the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms follows several serious incidents involving tourists who had eaten mushrooms.

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