Netherlands launches video, educating tourists on party drugs [Video]

"Are you planning to join us at a party in the Netherlands? Here's what you need to know about our drug law, drug checking, door policy, first aid and drug potency. Enjoy!"


The Dutch attitude to drugs has been two sided, on the one hand they continue their crackdown on cannabis, on the other hand they continue to work on harm reduction for other drugs, like XTC and MDMA.

It is in fact curious to see from a Dutch viewpoint, this video actually goes viral.

But it’s definitely a good thing, and more governments should focus on the health problems associated with drug use, instead of treating it as a criminal offense.

Another good example of this approach is shown in the video below, in a time when screens went up, warning tourists for white heroin being sold as cocaine on the streets.

In fact, this approach has been the obvious choice, ever since the heroin epidemic 1970s when users were advised to smoke, instead of shoot it.

And since the second epidemic in the 1980s and early 90s, they are actually supplying long-term addicts with free government heroin.

But it’s not all rays of sunshine…