The Dutch have finally succumbed to the laws afflicted by the appointed officials in Brussels. One of the last countries to give in to the cigarette-smoking ban inflicted through the dictates of EU appointees. Dutch subjects did not have the balls Spaniards had, who protested and got much of the law rescinded. Spanish still enjoy smoking bars, restaurants and cafes after they put millions on the streets in protest. The Dutch will not be so brave or lucky as they quickly find ways to adapt to the new dictates rather than protest.
Dutch cafes, where millions travel thousands of miles to visit will no longer offer the full panache of the smoking café. The Europeans who enjoy tobacco mixed in their cannabis will have to suffer the indignities of federal mandates rather than freedom.
Coffee shops will offer a toxic alternative to mix with the weed called coltsfoot, but it is just dandelions without the colors. Who the hell wants to smoke dandelions? This will spur sales of various vaporizers and we can encourage their use more. They give a wonderful high and you get a full flavor experience that smoking just cannot provide.
While many Americans, who already got used to federal mandates taking away all freedoms have no problems with the no smoking ban other Europeans including the Dutch will find this a jolt.
Just remember next time you get to vote for one of those EU officials so you can change your laws. Just joking, they are foreigners and not elected, they just make laws with full immunity that you must follow. Freedom is restrictions, work makes you free, and government will keep you safe from terrorism, these are the things you know you can depend on. You do not need to vote, you are property of your Queen anyway.
Hey Bea! How about a spliff?