View Full Version : Rain Man was right.... darn thieving potheads.

02-07-2006, 12:23 PM
"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)



02-07-2006, 12:24 PM
Yet another reason to hate the French.

02-07-2006, 12:25 PM
The best pasrt was the "sparked global interest" line.

02-07-2006, 12:27 PM
What kind of fag holds a joint like that?

02-07-2006, 12:28 PM
Phobia, darling, wherever you are, your worst legacy on CP is that stupid ****ing filter. But I love you.

02-07-2006, 12:31 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.

02-07-2006, 01:30 PM
Thieving potheads?

Mer must have stolen his innocence...

02-07-2006, 01:38 PM
I'm sure I gave it back when I was done.

Hammock Parties
02-07-2006, 01:41 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, 01:42 PM
Here's another picture of the neighborhood.


02-07-2006, 03:02 PM
And if it isn't locked down, it's gone quickly.

Pix from 5/01: