Dictionary of Dutchness

Paddo

Paddo is the street term for hallucinogenic mushrooms –¬†paddestoelen in Dutch. Although dried magic mushrooms have always fallen under the opium laws and are banned as a hard drug, fresh mushroom sales were only banned in 2008, much to the fury of smartshop (see Smartshop) owners. The law was tightened up after a string of mushroom related incidents and at least one death involving a tourist.

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