DAGGA SEEDS FOR FREE
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- A Dutch magazine was including an unusual freebie
with its latest issue - two marijuana seeds in a small plastic bag.
Nieuwe Revu Editor-in-Chief Mark Koster said the move was a publicity stunt
accompanying the January 26 issue, which advocates legalising marijuana and
other banned substances.
Although Holland is famous for tolerating the sale of small amounts of
marijuana and hashish in coffee shops, both are technically illegal and the
government prosecutes possession of more than several grams.
"We're saying, stop the war on drugs, which costs a fortune and there are
no results," Koster said.
Koster said public prosecutors usually ignore the sale of marijuana seeds
and had not contacted the magazine about the stunt.
But several major supermarket chains either removed the seeds or kept the
issue off the shelves.
He said the seeds were "OK" in quality.
"We had an expert test them, and he said they were a four out of five,"