Coffeehouse and minors

Old Feb 11th, 2003, 07:26 PM
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Coffeehouse and minors

Message: I am traveling to Amsterdam with my 15 year old son. He is aware of the coffee houses and
cannabis availabilty. I have told him that minors are not allowed to purchase. Is this correct? Is ID checked for age. I would like to be truthful and avoid a struggle around this issue.

Old Feb 11th, 2003, 09:06 PM
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They are not allowed to purchase, nor are they allowed inside the coffeeshop. Except they are allowed in to the souvenir shop for the Bulldog.
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Old Feb 11th, 2003, 09:21 PM
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Maybe you should take charge as a parent and tell him that he isn't going to get any cannabis regardless of any local laws.

Grow a backbone and forget about your "issue".
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Old Feb 12th, 2003, 10:25 AM
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This is from my Let's Go Amsterdam guidebook (which BTW is great!): "Those under 18 are not allowed to purchase drugs nor can they be inside a coffeeshop." Another tidbit is that MJ/hash have been "decriminalized" and hence are "tolerated" but not legalized.
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You've been given the facts, but now comes the practical side. Since you said you wanted to "avoid a struggle" you seem to be telling us that your son is definitely going to be seeking the stuff out. He does not need to set foot in a coffeehouse. He will have no problem getting some during a 3 minute restroom break from you at a cafe or restaurant. If you are as convinced that he will not get some as he may be that he will, I suspect your trip is doomed to being a "struggle".
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