Cracker Jacker said:
It's a common misconception that marijuana is legal in the Netherlands, when in fact it is not. The laws regulating its possession and distribution are rarely if ever enforced. You could possibly make an argument that's its legal by attrition, but I think you still need to note the fact that its still technically illegal to poses and sell.
I think you mean never enforced. Just never. You can smoke weed next to a cop and they do nothing.
Selling is illegal, unless you have a permission.
Like coffeeshops! :lol:
In addition, you can keep less than five plants at home. They won't do anything about that either.
Offtopic, I know, but:
Keeping less than five plants is not legal (you didn't say that, but I would just like to clarify). They (the cops) can take anything away from you, at any given time. Having marijuana plants is not legal. The government just "sees it through the fingers", like we say that here in The Netherlands. If you give the plants away to the cops by own free will, when they stand in front of your door, they can't arrest you nor give you a fine. If you don't give them away freely, they can. If you used any lighting or growing materials (which must be proved), you can get a fee or even be arrested and or jailed. However, something like that doesn't happen very often. Lots of people have plants in their gardens, and they only get in trouble when the neighbors are complaining about the smell or something.
However, here in my neighborhood there were lots of illegal plantations with hundreds/thousands of plants. When you get caught with such large quantities, you WILL get a fee and/or be jailed. And since we have this new law, they can collect the cash at your door when they come to destroy your plantation. If you can't pay up that very second, you will be taken away.
And yes, you can smoke next to a cop and they don't even care. They will probably only ask you to not blow in their faces. LOL! :lol: In fact, I know a cop who smokes himself. Only in The Netherlands! :lol: