Dutch Scratch n’ Sniff Anti-Cannabis Cards

Not sure what marijuana smells like? The Dutch authorities have delivered scratch and sniff cards to inform people of what the plant smells like, in hopes that a passerby may catch a whiff of an ‘illegal urban cannabis plantation.’ From BBC News:

About 30,000 Dutch households are to receive marijuana-scented scratch cards in an effort to uncover illegal urban cannabis plantations.

Authorities in Rotterdam and The Hague say they are distributing the cards to help people recognize what cannabis smells like.

The cards also include a number to call to report suspected marijuana-growing.

Dutch authorities turn a blind eye to citizens growing up to five marijuana plants for personal use.

“Citizens must be alerted to the dangers they face as a result of these plantations, and if they become aware of any suspect situations they must report them,” said the spokesman for government-appointed working group to combat cannabis cultivation in the Netherlands, Arnie Loos.

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  • DeepCough

    Wait, what? The “Dutch authorities” are giving out special scratch-and-sniff cards to inform people of what weed
    smells like? Is there no way that it can’t be smelt from the very confines of all the Amsterdam (cannabis-and-)coffee shops?

  • DeepCough

    Wait, what? The “Dutch authorities” are giving out special scratch-and-sniff cards to inform people of what weed
    smells like? Is there no way that it can’t be smelt from the very confines of all the Amsterdam (cannabis-and-)coffee shops?

    • dumbsaint

      Amsterdam is just the capital city, I imagine this is targeted elsewhere. I agree it’s odd though, anyone born this side of the 50s should know what weed smells like.

      That said, there’s tonnes of plants that smell like weed, even in people’s front gardens, so I can’t see this being too successful.

  • Anonymous

    Amsterdam is just the capital city, I imagine this is targeted elsewhere. I agree it’s odd though, anyone born this side of the 50s should know what weed smells like.

    That said, there’s tonnes of plants that smell like weed, even in people’s front gardens, so I can’t see this being too successful.

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