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ENDelt260
02-07-2006, 11:23 AM
"Joint" venture a sign of the times
Tue Feb 7, 2006 10:56 AM ET

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Amsterdam's new street signs banning cannabis smoking in parts of the city have sparked global interest.

The sign shows a red circle around a fat cannabis joint in a cloud of smoke sparked by white marijuana leaves. It has been installed at one square and surrounding streets in Amsterdam where young cannabis smokers are a nuisance (www.baarsjes.amsterdam.nl).

Soon after the installation on February 1, the first signs were stolen after which the Amsterdam council of De Baarsjes decided it would start selling what it believes is the world's first anti-cannabis road sign.

Over 400 consumers have approached the council to buy one of the "no joints" signs for 90 euros ($108), excluding shipping, a spokesman said.

"About 75 percent of the requests come from the United States," he said, adding interest is also coming from Singapore, Australia, Scandinavian countries and Germany.

The profits will be donated to a charitable cause that has yet to be chosen.

It is legal to own and use small quantities of soft drugs in the Netherlands whose relaxed position on the issue has brought it into conflict with other European countries like France which claims the Dutch undermine the global fight against drugs.

Source (http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2006-02-07T155550Z_01_N07207604_RTRUKOC_0_US-CANNABIS-ROADSIGN.xml)

http://www.baarsjes.amsterdam.nl/contents/pages/00000018/defblowverbodsbord.jpg

http://www.baarsjes.amsterdam.nl/contents/pages/00000018/blowverbod.jpg

58-4ever
02-07-2006, 11:24 AM
Yet another reason to hate the French.

Bowser
02-07-2006, 11:25 AM
The best pasrt was the "sparked global interest" line.

Katipan
02-07-2006, 11:27 AM
What kind of fag holds a joint like that?

Katipan
02-07-2006, 11:28 AM
Phobia, darling, wherever you are, your worst legacy on CP is that stupid ****ing filter. But I love you.

ENDelt260
02-07-2006, 11:31 AM
I dunno... but, if you ever roll me a joint that gives off pot leaf shaped clouds of smoke, that would really kick ass.

htismaqe
02-07-2006, 12:30 PM
Thieving potheads?

Mer must have stolen his innocence...

Katipan
02-07-2006, 12:38 PM
I'm sure I gave it back when I was done.

Count Zarth
02-07-2006, 12:41 PM
I dunno... but, if you ever roll me a joint that gives off pot leaf shaped clouds of smoke, that would really kick ass.

I bet Gandalf could blow some pot-leaf shaped smoke:

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/8130/gandalf0kx.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rain Man
02-07-2006, 12:42 PM
Here's another picture of the neighborhood.

http://www.academicyear.org/outbound/images/amsterdam_bikes.jpg

redhed
02-07-2006, 02:02 PM
And if it isn't locked down, it's gone quickly.

Pix from 5/01: