Drive through drug shops
May 2, 2001 4:55 AM   Subscribe

Drive through drug shops Make things easier for tourists, Dutch contemplate expeditious way to buy drugs
posted by Postroad (10 comments total)
Those Dutch...they're so far ahead.
posted by treedream at 7:40 AM on May 2, 2001

>>Marijuana and hashish are technically illegal in >>the Netherlands, but authorities tolerate their
>>use and they are openly sold in small amounts.

"Technically illegal?" So if they choose to prosecute, say, this American tourist, they could? Cheese it, the cops!
posted by tenbroeck at 8:21 AM on May 2, 2001

hey if the U.S. still allows drive-thru liquor stores, then this seems alright to me.

BTW, anyone know of other states that have them? i've heard TX and FL but cannot confirm.
posted by donkeysuck at 11:32 AM on May 2, 2001

I know of at least one drive-thru liquor store in Maryland.
posted by crunchland at 11:49 AM on May 2, 2001

There are several drive through beer distributorships in the greater Pittsburgh area, but that's all you can get there. There's a state-run monopoly on all other alcohol. (Privet and welcome, comrades, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.) Imagine if there were a state run monopoly on marijuana. . .
posted by Dreama at 11:51 AM on May 2, 2001

Let's go visit McReefers! "Hi, I'd like an ounce of Gold, a six-pack of Jolt, and five pounds of chocolate chip cookies." "That'll be $117. Please drive forward."
posted by Steven Den Beste at 1:56 PM on May 2, 2001

Screw McReefers, for an extra $10, will deliver it all in under an hour!
posted by cCranium at 2:10 PM on May 2, 2001

Ohio has drive-throughs too.
posted by kindall at 5:31 PM on May 2, 2001

Louisiana has drive-through, or drive-thru or what have you, daiquiri stands. Particularly heavy in the New Orleans metro area, as if that should amaze anyone.
posted by raysmj at 6:51 PM on May 2, 2001

If only Holland were an island.

Considered in isolation, our government's peculiar attitude towards drugs is probably a good idea. Unfortunately, it attracts trouble from all over the Europe, eroding public support. Border towns like Venlo are stuck in the middle and have to come up with half-baked solutions like this.

Half-baked, you say? Yes, because the export of drugs is still illegal (pdf link). And so is using drugs in traffic.

posted by thijsk at 1:43 AM on May 3, 2001

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