Mushrooms Declared Illegal in Netherlands

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The party is over in Amsterdam. The Dutch government today announced a ban on psilocybin mushrooms, long tolerated under the Netherlands’ notoriously liberal drug laws, after the well-publicized suicide of a teenage user. The fungus ‘will be outlawed the same way as other drugs,’ the justice minister said. The government will crack down on sellers to enforce the ban, the AP reports.

Full Story: Newser.

Doors of Perception magazine

Bruce Sterling and others are at the Doors of Perception conference in Amsterdam right now. And my garsh, does it look like a cool festival! On what Doors of Perception is:

Doors is a conference, website, and knowledge network. We bring together innovators, entrepreneurs, educators, and designers who want to imagine alternative futures – sustainable ones – and take design steps to realize them.


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