Netherlands bans magic mushrooms
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File under: It was too good to last. The Dutch government is banning the sale of all magic mushrooms after a series of high-profile incidents involving drug tourists.
"The problem with mushrooms is that their effect is unpredictable. It's impossible to estimate what amount will have what effect."
Calls for a re-evaluation of the drug grew after a 17-year-old French girl jumped from a building after eating magic mushrooms during a school trip to Amsterdam in March.
Other incidents involving the drug have included an Icelandic tourist jumping from a balcony and breaking both legs and a Danish tourist driving his car wildly through a camping ground, narrowly missing sleeping campers.
Oh those crazy trippers. The ban is supposed to go into full effect within a few months, so get to Amsterdam and start jumping off of balconies while you still can!