Is weed legal in Amsterdam?

A short guide to everything you wanted to know about cannabis, and maybe some things you didn’t know!

Is weed legal in Amsterdam?

A short guide to everything you wanted to know about cannabis, and maybe some things you didn’t know!

 

 

Is weed legal in Amsterdam?

Can I smoke weed legally in Amsterdam?
Is it true that pot is legal in Amsterdam?

What is the law about cannabis in Amsterdam?

In 1972, the Dutch government divided drugs into more- and less-dangerous categories, with cannabis being in the lesser category. Accordingly, possession of 30 grams or less was made a misdemeanor.

Cannabis has been available for recreational use in coffee shops in The Netherlands since 1976. Cannabis products are only sold openly in certain local “coffeeshops” and possession of up to 5 grams for personal use is decriminalised, however, the police may still confiscate it, which often happens in car checks near the border or at events. Other types of sales and transportation are not permitted, although the general approach toward cannabis is lenient. Note: You’ll see the Amsterdam logo and our registration number on the front door

 

Why Is cannabis Tolerated in AMSTERDAM?

Though retail sales are tolerated, production, transportation, and bulk possession of cannabis outside of retail stores is illegal, preventing testing for contaminants and dosing. After legalization and regulation of the entire supply chain in other countries, some cities in the Netherlands are participating in a pilot project using officially approved growers and testers, and labeling of the amount of THC.

The Dutch Ministry of Justice applies a gedoogbeleid (tolerance policy) with regard to the category of soft drugs: an official set of guidelines telling public prosecutors under which circumstances offenders should not be prosecuted. This is a more official version of a common practice in other European countries wherein law enforcement sets priorities regarding offenses on which it is important enough to spend limited resources.

According to current gedoogbeleid the possession of a maximum amount of five grams cannabis for personal use is not prosecuted. Cultivation is treated in a similar way. Cultivation of 5 plants or less is usually not prosecuted when they are renounced by the cultivator

IS CANNABIS ADDICTIVE?

Frequent use of cannabis can often lead to dependence

CONTACT US

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Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2R, 1016 KS Amsterdam
📞+31206235639

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Esosa Enahoro
Esosa Enahoro
16:40 28 Oct 20
Fair price and really good quality. I can really recommend their space cakes.
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nova harmonia
18:35 16 Sep 20
the space cake is very recommendable
Dániel Hadházi
Dániel Hadházi
14:27 29 Aug 20
One of my favorite coffeeshops in Amsterdam. Good prices, good products, great staff!
mhziwr saeidy
mhziwr saeidy
14:59 23 Aug 20
Best brownies and joints i've seen in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Good stuff.
benny
benny
12:47 10 Aug 20
If you want a quiet smoke away from all the English/German dudes in white T-shirts and silly bags; come here. Friendly,... good prices and great weed.read more
Piers Dunlop
Piers Dunlop
09:58 06 Aug 20
Lovely little coffeeshop. Nice staff, Well placed, well priced. The misses swears by their spacecakes. Wiljan knows his... stuff!!Edit. He also makes a beautiful latte.read more
Juliette Straet
Juliette Straet
13:36 31 Jul 20
Amazing space cake. Not expensive and super sensationsCareful, don't do like us and have an entire piece at once, too... strong !read more
Jeff  Doll
Jeff Doll
16:20 25 May 20
This is my 1st stop when arriving from the state's... Quant and relaxing. Not all the glitz and glam which is perfect... for a mellow chill spot. And the music is fantastic along with the menu choices👍👍👍read more
Brooks Quinn
Brooks Quinn
06:37 08 Mar 20
We had a great time here! Met a couple at our table enjoyed some coffee and a smoke. They have a great selection on the... menu as well; as strong or mild as you would like.read more
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